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Youth Gardening Grants Available

Competitive grants available to youth organizations

Junior Master Gardener logoNorth Dakota State University will make grants up to $1,000 available on a competitive basis to support youth gardening projects. Approximately $30,000 is available.

County Extension offices, 4-H clubs, schools, community organizations, church groups, and other youth organizations are encouraged to apply.

Any project related to youth and gardening is eligible. Examples include the establishment of school gardens and orchards, beautification projects in parks, construction of raised garden beds for the elderly, growing vegetables for local food pantries, and planting trees.

We have curriculum from the national Junior Master Gardener Program available, but projects are not required to use it. This curriculum includes hundreds of programming ideas and you can focus on gardening, nutrition, wildlife and literature.

The application is online and easy to complete. Review of applications will begin February 10, 2014 and continue on a regular basis through April or until available funds are exhausted.

For more information, go to

Please contact Tom Kalb, Dean Aakre or Todd Weinmann if you have any specific questions.

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