How do you finance a school garden? Are there grants to apply for? What about donations from local businesses? Can plants and vegetable sales help finance the garden? Do you have suggestions for fundraisers?
This section will provide school garden coordinators and educators with information about the financial side of funding a school garden including grant ideas, ways to generate income and links to school gardening funding resources.
This spreadsheet contains information about funding opportunities for school garden projects in Maine. Some entries are more widely applicable to outdoor learning or STEM education, but all pertain to school garden projects. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for additional support.
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Funding a School Garden Program
Check out KidsGardening.org for information on ways to acquire materials and funds to sustain your school garden program.
Plant Sales and Market Stands
The University of Maine Cooperative Extension has information and a listing resource for school gardens considering having a plant sale.
- If buying or selling plants at a plant sale, see Cooperative Extensions Bulletin #2518, Best Practices for Plant Sale Donors and Buyers in Maine.
- Check out Cooperative Extensions Garden and Yard page for a list of Plant Sale Fundraisers in Maine. This resource is for information only and reflects all the information they have been given. Please submit your information as soon as possible.
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