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Project Learning Garden (PLG) K-5

In-Kind Grants to Georgia and California K-5 Schools
in Eligible Areas to Establish Outdoor Gardens

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Captain Planet Foundation (CPF)

Deadline Date:

01/31/19 11:59 PM EST

Description:

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In-kind grants to Georgia and California public and public charter elementary schools in eligible regions to set up school gardens that will foster multidisciplinary learning. Teachers at recipient schools will be provided with lesson kits filled with supplies, hands-on training, a gardening curriculum aligned to national standards, a schoolyard garden, fully-equipped mobile cooking cart, and a summer garden management intern.

Gardens can provide a context for multidisciplinary learning, ranging from nutrition and science to social, studies, math and language arts. Students benefit by expanding their palates, taste-testing healthy foods, and learning about food origins; engaging in authentic science field investigations; manipulating the environment to understand math in real-life applications; recreating historical activities; and writing across all these disciplines.

Project Learning Garden is based on best practices from over 750 Captain Planet Funded outdoor classrooms, organic gardens, pollinator gardens, learning trails, native habitats and fruit orchards.

The Captain Planet Foundation Project Learning Garden Program encourages educators to consider the school garden as an extension of the traditional classroom rather than an extracurricular activity. All Project Learning Garden lessons are tied to common core curriculum standards, encourage inquiry-based learning, provide hands-on experiential learning, and guide the teacher towards the next generation science standards. Each lesson also provides an environmental stewardship learning opportunity. Curriculum is available to all teachers at https://www.captainplanetfoundation.org/programs/project-learning-garden/plg-curriculum/plg-lessons/

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182185

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Project Learning Garden provides public and charter elementary schools in metro Atlanta, GA, Ventura, CA and LA Unified School District, CA with strategies for building effective and long-lasting garden-based learning programs.

Pre-Application Information:

Deadline Date (EST Time Zone): 1/31/2019 11:59 PM

Notifications will be made after February 15, 2019. Site evaluations could occur before that date for schools considered for the program.

FAQ: http://captainplanetf.wpengine.com/programs/project-learning-garden/plg-faqs/

Contact Information:

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

Apply online: https://captainplanetgrants.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx

Captain Planet Foundation
133 Luckie Street, 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
404-522-4270
http://captainplanetf.wpengine.com/programs/project-learning-garden/plg-faqs/garden-interest/plg-contact-us/

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Geographic Focus:

USA: California: Los Angeles Unified SD and Ventura;   Georgia: Metro Atlanta area districts (Atlanta, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry)