Youth Garden Resources

Blog - Seed to STEM 4 2017

Looking for a few additional resources to help connect your class or program to the garden? We are here to help!


Services for In-Network Youth Gardens

Gateway Greening offers a variety of services for In-Network Youth Gardens. Please download this PDF for a complete list.


Lesson Plan Resources

Life Lab

George Watts Montessori Garden Curriculum

Missouri Botanical Garden

National Geographic

Nature’s Notebook

Science NetLinks

Teaching Tolerance


Grants for Youth Education

As our staff discover new grants and funding opportunities specific to school gardens, we will do our best to share them here. Please check back often to discover the latest opportunities!


Missouri Environmental Education Association: Free basic membership, lessons, grants, and tons of resources!

Nourish: Nourish is an educational initiative designed to open a meaningful conversation about food, health, and sustainability. It provides a curriculum, videos, and other multimedia resources. Registration required.

PBS Learning Media: 100k standards-aligned resources, PBS Learning Media provides high-quality, trusted digital content and solutions that will inspire students and transform learning.

Seeds for Education Grant Program: Through Wild Ones, cash grants under $500 are available for plants and seeds to assist schools in enhancing their schoolyards with butterfly gardens, nature trails, prairies, woodland wildflower preserves, and similar projects. Grant Applications for the next calendar year will be accepted starting July 1, and must be submitted no later than October 15.

Smucker’s Get Out and Grow School Garden Sweepstakes: Win $500-$15,000 to renovate or start a school garden. Due March 11, 2018.

The National Farm to School Network is now accepting applications for scholarships to the 9th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, which will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 25-27, 2018. This event is the top national training and networking event for farm to cafeteria professionals working to improve community health, build economic opportunities for farmers and producers, and ensure long-term sustainability for local food efforts nationwide. To ensure the conference reflects the full diversity of the movement, scholarships are prioritized for farmers and farm support organizations, farm to college / hospital practitioners, early care and education providers, food service professionals, persons of color, and youth (through age 22).  

Learn more and submit your application at The deadline to apply is Feb. 12, 2018 at 8pm ET.



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