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2018 Urban Youth Garden Grants

Grants to Maryland Teachers and Educators for
Hands-On Garden Projects for Urban Students

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation (MAEF)

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Grants of up to $250 and grants of up $500 to Maryland teachers and educators to increase agricultural awareness and appreciation for students in urban areas. Funding may be requested for new or existing gardening projects that provide students with hands-on learning opportunities.

The goal of the Edible Classroom Youth Gardening Project is to increase the awareness of and appreciation for agriculture in the lives of urban students through hands-on gardening and classroom activities that meet MSDE’s State Curriculum. By implementing MAEF’s mission, this project offers students direct experience with growing, harvesting and preparing fresh foods while learning plant requirements, growing conditions, nutrition and wellness.

-Integrate the garden into the core curriculum
-Make connection of garden to Maryland farms, the food system, and nutrition
-Establish and involve garden team with school and community
-Grow at least 50% edible plants (i.e. vegetables, fruits, herbs)
-Complete a brief final project report with approved photos

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 169789

Estimated Size of Grant:

First-time applicants may be awarded up to $500 for new gardens. Existing gardens may be awarded up to $250.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Elementary and secondary teachers and youth educators working in urban areas are eligible.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for grant application is March 23, 2018. Funding awards will be announced by May 4, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

George Mayo

P.O. Box 536
Havre de Grace, MD 21078

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland