Celebrate Seeds For Education Grant Recipients
In February 2018, Wild Ones awarded 14 Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education grants to educational projects in 11 states. Judges evaluated 43 applications from 21 states—more than at any other time since the program began in 1997. In total, 253 Seeds for Education Native Gardens and Habitats have been funded, connecting thousands of children to nature through our organization.
Denise Gehring, SFE Program chair said, “Five of the grants were made possible this year because of a special memorial donation. Thank you to members and chapters who have given generously over time to this very worthwhile Wild Ones program!”
The 2018 SFE projects recommended for funding were determined by how well the educational native gardens and habitats projects were planned, student involvement and the potential for success, including the judge’s comments.
Here is a list of this year’s, and previous, grants.