Seeds For Education Grant Submissions Due October 15, 2017
For the last 20 years, the Wild Ones Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education (SFE) program has provided small grants of up to $500 nationwide to bring nature into schoolyards and community sites with native landscapes such as butterfly and pollinator gardens, nature trails, wildlife habitats and rain gardens.
Wild Ones encourages student involvement in SFE project planning, planting and stewardship of a living learning environment. Native gardens provide food and shelter for wildlife and are easier to maintain than traditional gardens. They provide exciting outdoor learning experiences nearby. Past recipients have used their project sites for STEM, ecology, citizen science, writing and the arts.
Successful grant recipients receive funding for native plants and seeds, Wild Ones membership, learning resources and guidance for good plant selections from your eco-region though Wild Ones members, chapters and nursery partners.
Grant submission deadline is October 15, 2017. For more information, the electronic application and planning tool, go to Seeds For Education.