2016 Youth Garden Grant

At A Glance

This program started:

October-01-2015

Applications due by:

December-01-2015

Winners Announced On:

Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 18:00

Is this program still open?

No

Established in 1774, The AMES Companies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), is the leading, as well as the oldest, manufacturer of lawn and garden tools in the U.S. Headquartered in Camp Hill, Pa. (near Harrisburg). The company manufactures and markets a wide variety of long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, carts, hose reels, hoses, snow tools, cutting tools, hand tools, pruning tools, and striking tools as well as outdoor lifestyle product categories such as planters and outdoor accessories. AMES® is a brand of The AMES Companies. To learn more, visit www.ames.com


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 environment and easy to use. For more information please visit bonnieplants.com.


Makers of The Seedsheet, Cloudfarm aims to innovate agriculture, to merge technology with plants in a way that is healthy, safe, and positively disruptive in order to make healthy food accessible to everyone. The Seedsheet is a perfectly designed, pre-fab garden embedded within a weed barrier sheet, that is truly “plug and plant.” No measuring, no seeding, no weeding. Learn more at www.seedsheets.com


Founded in 2000, Eartheasy is a family business with offices in the US & Canada that provides solutions for sustainable living in the form of eco-friendly products, comprehensive guides, and informative articles about gardening, composting, home-efficiency, food preservation, non-toxic home care, alternate energy, natural pest control, and family play activities. Visit eartheasy.com


Based out of Denver, Colo., Ecotonix crafts products that make it easier to grow and recycle food while living overall healthier lives, with a passion for green solutions to organic living. Committed to manufacturing in the USA, reach out to [email protected] or visit ecotonix.com for more information.


Founded in 1983, Gardener’s Supply is an employee-owned company of avid gardeners providing garden-tested, earth-friendly products combined with practical information. Located in Burlington, Vermont, the company has won many awards for its patented products and innovative management style. Gardener’s Supply is a Certified B Corp and can be found on the web at gardeners.com.


High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently-owned, farm-based seed company dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and providing farmers and gardeners with the highest quality certified organic seed. High Mowing Organic Seeds offers over 600 heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid varieties of vegetable, herb and flower seeds. For more information please visit HighMowingSeeds.com.


Based in Azusa, Calif., Rain Bird Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Since its beginnings in 1933, Rain Bird has offered the industry's broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the globe. Its commitment extends beyond products to education, training and services for the industry and the community.  Rain Bird maintains state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, and Mexico. Visit www.rainbird.com.


High Caliper Growing specializes in innovative, affordable products for traditional and hydroponic gardening. All products are made in the USA and include the following: "Smart Pots", fabric aeration container; "Compost Saks" a new concept in composting and the "Big Bag Beds" the instant raised beds, no assembly required. Learn more at smartpots.com

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Established in 1774, The AMES Companies, a wholly owned subsidiary of Griffon Corporation (NYSE:GFF), is the leading, as well as the oldest, manufacturer of lawn and garden tools in the U.S. Headquartered in Camp Hill, Pa. (near Harrisburg). The company manufactures and markets a wide variety of long-handled tools, wheelbarrows, carts, hose reels, hoses, snow tools, cutting tools, hand tools, pruning tools, and striking tools as well as outdoor lifestyle product categories such as planters and outdoor accessories. AMES® is a brand of The AMES Companies. To learn more, visit www.ames.com


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 environment and easy to use. For more information please visit bonnieplants.com.


Makers of The Seedsheet, Cloudfarm aims to innovate agriculture, to merge technology with plants in a way that is healthy, safe, and positively disruptive in order to make healthy food accessible to everyone. The Seedsheet is a perfectly designed, pre-fab garden embedded within a weed barrier sheet, that is truly “plug and plant.” No measuring, no seeding, no weeding. Learn more at www.seedsheets.com


Founded in 2000, Eartheasy is a family business with offices in the US & Canada that provides solutions for sustainable living in the form of eco-friendly products, comprehensive guides, and informative articles about gardening, composting, home-efficiency, food preservation, non-toxic home care, alternate energy, natural pest control, and family play activities. Visit eartheasy.com


Based out of Denver, Colo., Ecotonix crafts products that make it easier to grow and recycle food while living overall healthier lives, with a passion for green solutions to organic living. Committed to manufacturing in the USA, reach out to [email protected] or visit ecotonix.com for more information.


Founded in 1983, Gardener’s Supply is an employee-owned company of avid gardeners providing garden-tested, earth-friendly products combined with practical information. Located in Burlington, Vermont, the company has won many awards for its patented products and innovative management style. Gardener’s Supply is a Certified B Corp and can be found on the web at gardeners.com.


High Mowing Organic Seeds is an independently-owned, farm-based seed company dedicated to supporting sustainable agriculture and providing farmers and gardeners with the highest quality certified organic seed. High Mowing Organic Seeds offers over 600 heirloom, open-pollinated and hybrid varieties of vegetable, herb and flower seeds. For more information please visit HighMowingSeeds.com.


Based in Azusa, Calif., Rain Bird Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services. Since its beginnings in 1933, Rain Bird has offered the industry's broadest range of irrigation products for farms, golf courses, sports arenas, commercial developments and homes in more than 130 countries around the globe. Its commitment extends beyond products to education, training and services for the industry and the community.  Rain Bird maintains state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, and Mexico. Visit www.rainbird.com.


High Caliper Growing specializes in innovative, affordable products for traditional and hydroponic gardening. All products are made in the USA and include the following: "Smart Pots", fabric aeration container; "Compost Saks" a new concept in composting and the "Big Bag Beds" the instant raised beds, no assembly required. Learn more at smartpots.com

Award Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2016 - 18:00
Closed: 
YES

Congratulations to the 2016 Youth Garden Grant Winners!

 

Since 1982, National Gardening Association has awarded Youth Garden Grants to 5,416 schools, nonprofits, and youth programs across the United States contributing over 2.9 million dollars in funding to youth gardening initiatives. This year, Youth Garden Grant is sponsored by NGA’s generous donor base with contributions from Ames, Bonnie Plants, Cloudfarm, Eartheasy, Ecotonix, Gardener's Supply Company, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Rain Bird, and SmartPot.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY

The 2016 Youth Garden Grant is an award designed to support school and youth educational garden projects that enhance the quality of life for students and their communities. Any nonprofit, school, or youth program planning a new garden program or expanding an established one that serves at least 15 youth between the ages of 3 and 18 is eligible to apply. The selection of winners is based on demonstrated program impact and sustainability.

 


GRANT PACKAGES

A total of 20 total programs will receive award packages valued over $500 that include:

  • tool package from Ames
  • seed sheet from Cloudfarm
  • $100 gift certificate for plants from Bonnie Plants
  • natural cedar raised garden bed from Eartheasy (2’ X 2’ X 11”)
  • Green Cycler and Worm Bomb from Ecotonix
  • seed donation from High Mowing Organic Seeds
  • drip irrigation starter kit from Rain Bird
  • Compost Sak from SmartPots
  • hose and sprayer set from Gardener's Supply
  • a curriculum package from Kidsgardening.org including The Growing Classroom, Growing Food, and Steps to a Bountiful Kids’ Garden.

 


SUBMISSION PROCESS

Due Date: This grant is now closed.


AWARD FULFILLMENT

Winners will be notified via email on January 21, 2016. A list of winners will also be posted on KidsGardening.org on that date. Awards will be distributed in mid-March 2016.

 


REPORTING REQUIREMENT

Grant awardees will be required to report on their garden’s progress within six months of receiving the award. These reports help NGA determine the overall impact of the grant program and gather ongoing support for youth gardening. If you do not feel that you will be able to comply with these reporting requirements, please do not apply. Recipients who do not complete these requirements will not be eligible to apply for future awards. Reporting requirements include:

  • 5-10 digital images of the school garden
  • Parental release forms to accompany images of children
  • Completion of an online survey
  • Provide an updated overview of the garden program

No purchase necessary. Purchase of a product from National Gardening Association or award sponsors does not improve your chances of receiving an award, but we sure do appreciate it.


                        


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