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Project Learning Garden (PLG)

In-Kind Grants to Georgia and California K-8 Schools
in Eligible Areas to Establish Outdoor Gardens

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Captain Planet Foundation (CPF)

Deadline Date:

02/28/18 11:59 PM EST


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In-kind grants to Georgia and California K-8 schools in eligible regions to set up school gardens that will encourage project-based, multidisciplinary learning. The grant will supply training, materials, tools, lessons kits, and a cooking cart to prepare the fresh produce.

Public schools in the following school districts, and who serve students grades K-8, are eligible for Project Learning Garden: Atlanta metro area districts (Atlanta, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry) in GA; All school districts in Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, and Ventura Counties in CA.

Teachers at schools are provided with hands-on training, curriculum aligned to national standards, lesson kits filled with supplies, a schoolyard garden, fully-equipped mobile cooking cart, and summer garden management strategies.

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.

Gardens in the schoolyard are effective outdoor learning spaces for students to engage in inquiry-driven, project-based learning across all disciplines.

Project Learning Garden was designed based on best practices in project-based learning; best practices in schoolyard garden programs, and research into what practices shape eating behaviors in children as they grow. The holistic program that emerged provides participating schools with five major elements to support their garden-based learning programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182185

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Project Learning Garden currently has funding for public and public charter schools only.

Pre-Application Information:

Notifications will be made after March 15, 2018. Site evaluations could occur before that date for schools considered for the program.


Contact Information:

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

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Alysa Moore

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Geographic Focus:

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