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Grants to North Carolina Schools and Preschools to
Connect Students with Locally Grown Food, Gardening

High Country Local First Farm to School Grant Program

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Lettuce Learn

Deadline Date:

01/29/16 11:59 PM


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Grants totaling $2,500 to North Carolina schools and early childhood education programs in Watauga and Ashe Counties interested in building or expanding their garden-based education programming. Funds will assist schools and teachers with implementation, program sustainability, and professional development.

Funding may be used to start a new Farm to School Preschool or High School project or grow an existing one.

Farm to school/preschool works to connect children in a school or an early childhood education setting with growing food, local farmers, ranchers, fishermen, and food processors. Farm to school/preschool projects vary depending on factors unique to each setting. Generally, they include activities that increase the amount of locally grown foods available to children and provide related hands-on educational opportunities.

Farm to school/preschool programs have been shown to increase children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables while increasing their knowledge of and desire to eat healthier foods. Farm to school programs have also been shown to improve student comprehension in a variety of subjects from math to science to social studies as well as behavioral and attitudinal measures. Increased awareness of food systems and local food economies is another beneficial outcome.

Funds are for direct support of school garden programs, including but not limited to:

-Purchase of seeds, plants, supplies, or equipment
-Stipends for Garden Coordinators
-Professional development opportunities
-Garden curriculum
-Supplies and materials for projects that enhance connections between the school garden and the classroom, cafeteria, waste reduction program, or local farms and farmers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 166451

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $2,500.

Term of Contract:

Final reports will be due December 1, 2016.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All types of schools and early childhood education programs in Watauga and Ashe County, North Carolina are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Please submit your completed application as one PDF document by January 29, 2016 at 11:59 PM 2015 to, or mail to:

Lettuce Learn c/o Math & Science Education Center
PO Box 32091
Boone, NC 28608

Selected applicants will be announced and awarded by the end of February 2016.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Send applications to:

Courtney Baines Smith

Grant Coverage Areas:

Watauga County, Ashe County

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina

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