NDSU offering youth gardening grants

North Dakota State University Extension
Farm Forum

Grants of up to $750 for youth gardening projects are available through North Dakota State University.

Funds may be used to purchase gardening supplies (tools, soil, seeds, plants or containers) and educational supplies. Schools, 4-H clubs, church groups and other youth organizations are encouraged to apply. Any project related to youth and gardening is eligible.

More than 3,300 youth participated in Junior Master Gardener projects in 2020. These projects included starting school gardens, beautifying schools and parks, constructing raised beds for the elderly and growing food for local food pantries.

“We want these grants to add opportunity for youth gardening projects that help participants enjoy the outdoors, gain knowledge, serve community needs and develop skills to use for a lifetime,” says Dean Aakre, NDSU Extension 4-H youth development specialist. Approximately 50 projects are supported across the state each year.

For more information and an application form, go to https://bit.ly/2YrJ6yV.

The application deadline is March 12. For more information, contact Aakre at dean.aakre@ndsu.edu, NDSU Extension horticulturist Tom Kalb at tom.kalb@ndsu.edu or NDSU Extension agent Carrie Knutson at carrie.knutson@ndsu.edu.

North Dakota State University’s Junior Master Gardener program makes grants available for youth gardening projects.