2013 Midwest Garden Grant

At A Glance

This program started:

February-01-2013

Applications due by:

April-26-2013

Winners Announced On:

Friday, May 10, 2013 (All day)

Is this program still open?

No

Sponsors

For the past four years the Midwest grant has been available to programs in 12 states. This award is made possible by a grant from the Grandchildren of Helene and Mark Eisner.


 

About Bonnie Plants
Bonnie Plants is dedicated to bringing you the best herb and vegetable plants available and promoting green gardening. A national plant wholesaler based in Alabama, Bonnie supplies retail stores all over the United States. They are dedicated to going greener and providing eco-friendly gardening products that are safe for the evironment and easy to use. For more information please visit Bonnie Plants.


 

About Ames True Temper
Since 1808, True Temper® continues to deliver a range of dependable lawn and garden tools to successfully get the job done, in any season. Power, strength, quality and durability are the hallmarks of True Temper® products with an unsurpassed reputation for tackling the toughest jobs.

The True Temper® Real Tools for Kids® are real in every way – metal heads, wood handles, they work just like the larger versions, but sized right for young gardeners!

Grant ID: 
GR_MIDWST2013
Teaser: 
For the forth year, the Midwest Grant is providing 10 grant packages to youth programs across throughout the Midwest region. Programs will receive award packages valued over $900, including a donation of plant starts from Bonnie Plants.
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Sponsors

For the past four years the Midwest grant has been available to programs in 12 states. This award is made possible by a grant from the Grandchildren of Helene and Mark Eisner.


 

About Bonnie Plants
Bonnie Plants is dedicated to bringing you the best herb and vegetable plants available and promoting green gardening. A national plant wholesaler based in Alabama, Bonnie supplies retail stores all over the United States. They are dedicated to going greener and providing eco-friendly gardening products that are safe for the evironment and easy to use. For more information please visit Bonnie Plants.


 

About Ames True Temper
Since 1808, True Temper® continues to deliver a range of dependable lawn and garden tools to successfully get the job done, in any season. Power, strength, quality and durability are the hallmarks of True Temper® products with an unsurpassed reputation for tackling the toughest jobs.

The True Temper® Real Tools for Kids® are real in every way – metal heads, wood handles, they work just like the larger versions, but sized right for young gardeners!

Award Date: 
Friday, May 10, 2013 (All day)
Closed: 
YES

Congratulations to this year's 2013 Midwest Garden Grant Winners!

 

NGA is delighted to announce the fourth year of the Midwest Garden Grant program. Programs throughout the Midwest have received funding for the past three years providing over $40,000 in donations to National Gardening Association to support schools and garden programming. Midwest grants will be distributed to applicants located in one of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

We are also proud to announce that Bonnie Plants®, a supplier of premium-quality vegetables and herbs to retail outlets nationwide will be joining the efforts in 2013 to support youth gardening by offering vegetable and herb plant starts to winning programs. 

Ames True Temper has generously donated a tool kit for youth and for adults for this year's program!  Each of the ten programs will receive tools!

Program Criteria
NGA awards Midwest Garden Grants to schools and community organizations with child-centered garden programs. In evaluating grant applications, priority will be given to programs that emphasize one or more of these elements: educational focus or curricular/program integration to reinforce academics life skills instruction (e.g. nutrition, growing one’s own food, learning to be responsible) developing environmental stewardship encouraging students to make positive choices for themselves and the planet.

Who Should Apply?
Schools, youth groups, community centers, camps, clubs, treatment facilities, and inter-generational groups throughout the Midwest are eligible. Applicants must plan to garden with at least 15 children between the ages of 3 and 18 years. Programs who formally won the Midwest Garden Grant may apply again, even if they have won the previous year.

Grant Packages
For the 2013 grant cycle, 10 programs will receive a garden grant package valued over $900*. Winning programs will also receive Bonnie Plants vegetable and herb plant starts.

Submission Process
Due Date: Applications must be submitted by April 26th, 2012. All applications must be submitted electronically.

Online Application
We have recently had difficulty with our online Garden Registry and are NOT mandating that this form is filled out.  All interested applicants may proceed to the application after logging into the website. 

Notification

Winners will notified about the status of your application via email by May 10th, 2013. A list of winners will also be posted from this page on KidsGardening. Awards will be distributed in May 2013.

Reporting Requirement
Grant awardees reporting demonstrates the impact the award has had on the students, teachers and the surrounding community. By accepting an award grant winners are asked to complete the following:

  • A post gardening survey (September)
  • A one-page essay discussing the impact the award
  • 5 to 10 digital photos with parental release forms

Programs that do not complete the final report will not be eligible to apply for future awards.No purchase necessary. Purchase of a product does not improve your chances of receiving an award.

*Every effort will be made to award the prize package as described above, however in the unlikely event any item in the prize package becomes unavailable due to conditions beyond our control, we reserve the right to substitute an item of equal or greater value.

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