Seeds for Education

The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program provides small grants for youth-centered efforts to establish and maintain native plant landscape learning environments.

Seeds for Education Background and History
The grant program began in 1996 and is named in honor of naturalist and Wild Ones inspirational leader Lorrie Otto. Read about the program and see a list of all our past recipients.

Seeds for Education Grant Program
Here is all the information that you will need to apply for the next grant program.

Information about Past Youth Projects
Learn about successful projects from across the country.

Seeds for Education Nursery Partners
The program works so well because of our Nursery Partners and what they contribute to each project. Find and support a nursery in your area that volunteers to help these projects.


Please support the Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education (SFE) Grant Program with a contribution. Send it to Wild Ones SFE, 2285 Butte des Morts Beach Road, Neenah, Wisconsin 54956-1008. Mark donations clearly with “Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program” or just “SFE.” You can also donate online.

The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program is a donor-funded grant program, administered by Wild Ones National as a pledge to our mission. Only through donations are we able to provide grants to schools, churches, and other not-for-profit organizations to develop outdoor learning centers using native plants in a natural landscape. To help us keep this grant program viable, please donate today.