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Youth Garden Awards...

  • Subject: [cg] Youth Garden Awards...
  • From: Rose Getch roseg@garden.org
  • Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2006 13:55:16 -0400

After meeting some of you in Los Angeles, it dawned on me you might like 
to know about these. 
Regards and good luck!  Rose

*Grants for School and Youth Gardens 2006 - 2007*

*C**ontact:* Grants Administrator
National Gardening Association, 1100 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT 05403

(802) 863-5251, ext. 205; donna@garden.org


National Gardening Association supports programs that actively engage 
kids in the garden and improve the quality of life in communities.  To 
be eligible for the following grants (except for the Mantis Award), your 
school or organization must plan to garden with at least 15 kids between 
the ages of 3 and 18. For full details of all programs and to download 
applications, please visit http://assoc.garden.org/grants**


Annual Deadline: November 1*
*NGA is delighted to announce that *The Home Depot* has returned as our 
Youth Garden Grants sponsor for 2007. NGA awards Youth Garden Grants to 
schools and community organizations with child-centered, outdoor garden 
programs. Each of 200 winners will receive a Home Depot gift cards 
valued at $250 for the purchase of gardening materials and supplies 
particular to the needs of their projects, 12 months of NGA Supporter 
benefits, and an activity package from NGA.

*Annual Deadline: September 30*
The* *Hydroponic Merchants Association* and leading companies from the 
hydroponic gardening industry join NGA to present these awards*. 
*Classroom hydroponics offers eager students loads of opportunities to 
explore concepts across the curriculum. Twelve educational programs will 
each receive a hydroponics package that fits its classroom space and 
includes everything required to grow plants successfully indoors.


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*Annual* *Deadline:  October 15*
*These awards, sponsored by* Gardener's Supply Company, *encourage the 
growth of health-focused youth garden programs that teach about 
nutrition and the issue of hunger in the United States.  In 2006 each of 
25 winning programs will receive a $200 gift certificate to Gardener's 
Supply Company, a literature and curriculum package from NGA*, *and NGA 
Supporter benefits for one year.


*Annual* *Deadline: April 1*
*A program of the Mailorder Gardening Association and it's partners, The 
International Flower Bulb Center, Dutch Bulb Exporters, and the North 
American Flower Bulb Wholesalers Association, this 12th annual award 
supplies 300 schools with a package of 200 premium Dutch flowering bulbs 
valued at $200. Selection criteria include student involvement, 
curriculum integration, and administrative support.


Annual Deadline: March 31
*Mantis *proudly announces its 2007 Award Program in support of 
charitable and educational garden programs that enhance the quality of 
life in their host communities. In partnership with Mantis, the NGA will 
select 20 gardens to receive Mantis Tiller/Cultivators. We welcome 
applications from all nonprofits -- past winners include community 
gardens, schools, ministries, colleges, master gardening groups, and 
hospices. In addition to the application, candidates are asked to send a 
photo of the garden and a diagram of garden layout and dimensions. For 
full details and to download an application, please visit 

*Stay informed about new grants and approaching deadlines - sign up for 
the Kids Garden News e-newsletter at www.kidsgardening.com 

Please note: Information on this flyer is subject to change. Please see 
the Web links indicated for up-to-date details.

The American Community Gardening Association listserve is only one of ACGA's services to community gardeners. To learn more about the ACGA and to find out how to join, please go to http://www.communitygarden.org

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