Garden Club Planning Template

Guyla and Linda of Saccarappa School used this template to create a plan for their garden club – goals, skills, activities, and more.  Read about their school’s plan, and create your own with the same template.    Click here for the Garden Club Plan Template! STARTING A GARDEN CLUB Your Names: Guyla Woodbrey and Linda Bois Class Grade Level(s): Kindergarten – Grade 4 Class … Read More

2016 Maine Farm to School Conference Presentation

The School Garden Coaches from the Messalonskee Middle and High School and Ridge View Community School pilot sites did a fantastic job presenting at the Maine Farm to School Conference on October 14th. If you’d like to learn more about their programs and how to start “School Gardens From Scratch”, check out their presentation below! (if you cannot see anything … Read More

USDA Farm to School Grant

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The USDA Farm to School Grant application is now open. These are district-wide, national grants that require a great deal of coordination with the formation of a committee and administrative support. To learn more about this opportunity, visit http://www.fns.usda.gov/farmtoschool/farm-school-grant-program.    The Maine School Garden Network (and Maine Farm to School Network) is happy to support school districts seeking this award by … Read More

Safer Brand Grants

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Safer Brand, a company that sells organic gardening products, just announced they will be starting an annual school garden grant to help kids build healthy habits through gardening! WHAT: $500 Grant WHO: for schools who wish to start a new school garden WHEN: Send submissions between September 1st and December 1st, notifications no later than February 1st HOW:  You can apply … Read More

Farmraiser Fundraising

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“Ditch the junk food fundraising habit” Farmraiser is a great way to raise funds while distributing healthy local food and produce to the community and learning about the importance of healthy eating and supporting the local economy. They help you partner with local farms and food hubs to sell local products. Visit www.farmraiser.com to learn more!

Grant Feature: NRCM 2016

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Natural Resources Council of Maine (NRCM) is excited to offer the following grant opportunity: HOW MUCH: $500 WHO: Middle School (6th, 7th, and 8th grade) teachers and clubs in Maine WHAT: Projects that educate students about the value of Maine’s environment and engage them in the effort of protecting it WHEN (DEADLINE): December 1st, 2016; Decisions and awards are made … Read More

GRANT OPPORTUNITY: School Garden Coach Pilot Program

CLICK HERE to apply today! The Maine School Garden Network is proud to present a new pilot program to provide TWO $2000 mini grants for paid School Garden Coaches to two schools in Maine, thanks to the generous support of the Sewall Foundation. We are excited to partner with these grant recipients to provide mentorship in this pilot program, while … Read More

Garden Grants

There are lots of opportunities out there for funding your garden program. Check out these grantors for possible grants available locally and nationally.  If you find that any of these are outdated, or if you hear of others that could be useful to list on here, please let us know: info@msgn.org. LOCAL GRANTORS:  Seedmoney – due early November NRCM (for Middle … Read More

Fundraising

Fundraising for Success. Vermont Community Garden Network provides garden fundraising tips and planning advice. How to Handle Money. Tips on securing a bank account for your garden program and a fiscal sponsor. Annie’s Garden Funder DonorsChoose.org. This is an online charity where public school teachers can post a classroom project to the website. Funds requested must be for material goods … Read More

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