SFE Grant Program Past Awards

Seeds for Education Grantees

The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education (SFE) Grant Program gives monetary grants to schools, nature centers, or other non-for-profit educational organizations whose efforts in establishing outdoor learning centers best reflect the Wild Ones educational efforts to promote environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities.

2017 Seeds for Education Grantees

  • Besser Elementary School, Alpena, MI
    “Besser Elementary Schoolyard Habitat”
  • Brunswick Area Historical Society, Lakewood, OH
    “Heritage Farm Pollinator Patch”
    (Wild Ones Northeast Ohio Chapter)
  • College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME
    “The Secret Sunken Garden”
  • Colonia High School, Woodbridge Township School District, Colonia, NJ
    “School Courtyard Community Classroom”
  • F.R.E.S.H. New London, New London, CT
    “Edible New London”
    (Wild Ones Mountain Laurel Chapter)
  • Hawkins Elementary School, Toledo, OH
    “Hawkins Toledo Proud Pollinators”
    (Wild Ones Oak Openings Chapter)
  • Mental Health Center of Denver, Denver, CO
    Dahlia Campus for Health and Well-Being Native Garden
    (Wild Ones Front Range Chapter)
  • Montana Natural History Center, Missoula, MT
    “Nature Adventure Garden”
  • Natural Science Technology Center, Toledo, OH
    “NSTC Toledo Proud Pollinators”
    (Wild Ones Oak Openings Chapter)
  • Ruffner Mountain, Birmingham, AL
    “Connecting People and Pollinators Through Alabama’s Native Plants”
  • Rush Intermediate School Ecology Club, Cinnaminson, NJ
    “Cinnaminson Outdoor Classroom”

2016 Seeds for Education Grantees

  • Allegan High School, Allegan, MI
    “Allegan High School Native Plant Demonstration Garden”
  • Egg Harbor City Community School, Egg Harbor City, NJ
    “Egg Harbor City Community School Wetlands Garden”
  • Friends of the Ansonia Nature Center, Ansonia CT
    “ANRC Bioswale Planting Project”
  • National Teachers Academy, Chicago IL
    “Native Plant Pollinator Garden”
  • Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis, MN
    “Bee-Haven Pollinator Habitat”
  • Saints Peter and Paul Elementary School, Nauvoo IL
    “The Inspiration Garden”
  • Trivium Preparatory Academy, Good year, AZ
    “Trivium Pollinator Garden”

2015 Seeds for Education Grantees

  • Alaska Native Cultural Charter School, Anchorage, AK
    “Alaska Native Traditional Learning Garden”
  • Barton Open School Foundation, Minneapolis, MN
    “Felicity’s Native Garden – Clara Barton Open School”
  • Bill Roberts School, Denver, CO
    “Bill Roberts Native Plants of Colorado Educational Planter”
  • Bolingbrook High School
    “Outdoor Lab/Prairie Restoration”
  • Holly Springs Elementary School, Holly Springs, NC
    “Holly Springs Elementary School Native Garden”
  • Hudson High School, Hudson, WI
    “Hudson High Outdoor Classroom”
  • Mesa High School, Mesa, AZ
    “Desert Pollinator Garden”
  • Natures Classroom Institute of Wisconsin, Mukwonago, WI
    “NCIW Pollinator Pals”
  • Nuestro Mundo Community School, Monona, WI
    “Nuestro Mundo Community School Rain Garden”
  • Talahi Community School, St Cloud, MN
    “A Native Plant Area for the Reading Garden”
  • West Side Christian School, Grand Rapids, MI
    “Brian Dyk Nature Preserve Native Plant Restoration”

 2014 Through 1997 Grantees

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