Pollinator Garden Grant!
As the Monarch Butterflies are migrating across the United States, and bees, bats, and other pollinators are enjoying the early summer flowers, educators are starting to plan their pollinator garden spaces.
June is pollinator month and the perfect time to start dreaming about your youth pollinator garden space. KidsGardening is thrilled to partner again with Little Seeds to offer the Little Seeds Pollinator Pals Grant!
The program is designed to support youth garden programs interested in preserving and creating pollinator habitats to help rebuild declining pollinator populations. The Little Seeds Pollinator Pals Grant is open until July 15, 2022.
In 2022, twenty programs will be awarded checks of $500 to support the development of new and expansion of existing pollinator gardens.
Need some inspiration for what your pollinator garden could look like? Take a look at some of the grantees from 2021:
(Indianapolis, IN) DATkids Academy built a new pollinator garden with the help of a local nursery and conservatory to enhance the experiential garden and nature-based educational opportunities for a homeschool co-op.
Fremont County School District #38
(Arapahoe, WY) Located on the Wind River Indian Reservation, the Arapahoe Elementary School of the Fremont County School District #38 will install a pollinator garden and beehives to enhance current garden programming and Arapaho language revitalization efforts.
(Mesa, AZ) As part of an initiative to integrate agriscience topics into classes, teachers at Kerr Elementary are looking forward to creating a pollinator “land lab” where students can learn about the importance of pollinators within the agricultural sector.
New Directions for Women, Inc.
(Costa Mesa, CA) A new pollinator garden complete with a butterfly mural wall, will be added to New Directions for Women, Inc.’s campus, where children can participate in residential recovery programs with their mothers.
Whether you are starting a new pollinator garden space with preschoolers, expanding your current elementary school food garden to include pollinator-friendly plants, or teaching middle schoolers in an after-school club how to create habitats to rebuild declining pollinator habitats, this grant opportunity is for you.
We look forward to reading your application! Apply by July 15, 2022, to be considered.