Cylinder Gardening Youth Gardening Links

Especially for Kids

Grant Opportunities

  • National Gardening Association Youth Garden Grants:  Through NGA’s “Youth Garden Grants Program,” school and community youth gardens nationwide are annually awarded tools, seeds, educational materials, and garden products (valued at $750) to initiate or sustain a gardening program. Applicants must plan to garden with at least 15 children between the ages of three and 18 years. Evaluation criteria include leadership, educational programming, innovation, sustainability, need, and community support. Call for a grant application or download one from the Web site. Deadline is November 1st. National Gardening Association 1100 Dorset St. So Burlington, VT 05403 United States Phone: 800-538-7476 FAX: 802-864-6889.



Organizations of Interest

Curriculum and Learning

  • KinderGarden  An introduction to the many ways children can interact with plants and the outdoors.
  • Bottle Biology  Learn how to explore science and the environment with soda bottles and other recyclable materials.
  • Fastplants  See how fast plants grow to full size.
  • Junior Master Gardeners  JMG is a program for youth of all ages that uses fun activities to teach horticulture and environmental science concepts.
  • The Botanical Research Institute of Texas  has developed a series of curriculum materials for elementary aged children called “Relationships” that shows children the role of plants in the earth’s life support system.
  • Just For Kids  is a US Forest Service committed to connecting kids with nature and the outdoors.


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