School Garden Grants available until Dec. 23
BROOKINGS — SDSU Extension is pleased to announce the second season of the South Dakota School Garden Grant. This mini-grant will help newly starting school gardens launch programs focused on growing and consuming fruits and vegetables. Grants are available now thru Dec. 23, 2014.
This program provides K-12 schools with funding and development support to help them launch successful garden projects. Award winners will receive project development coaching from SDSU Extension staff, 20 seed packets, and $1,000 for purchasing construction supplies, tools/equipment, plants and programming materials.
A $250 match is required for the applicant and projects are required to be implemented by Sept. 18, 2015. Participants must complete a survey and follow-up report to summarize participation and project impact.
Applications are due Dec. 23, with award winners announced by Jan. 9. For a complete list of grant requirements and to apply visit igrow.org/up/resources/05-1001-2014.pdf.
Deliver or mail the application to the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Sioux Falls, at 2001 E. 8th St., Sioux Falls, SD 57103. Or email the applications to Christina.Zdorovtsov@sdstate.edu.
For more information, contact Christina Zdorovtsov, SDSU Extension Community Development Field Specialist Christina.Zdorovtsov@sdstate.edu or call 605.782.3290.