School Garden Grants available until Dec. 23

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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

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

For more information, contact Christina Zdorovtsov, SDSU Extension Community Development Field Specialist or call 605.782.3290.