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Youth gardening grants available

Funds are available to support gardening projects for youth in North Dakota

Girl planting perennialThe North Dakota State University Extension Service will make grants up to $1,000 available to support youth gardening projects in North Dakota.

Schools, 4-H clubs, community organizations, church groups and other youth organizations are encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin February 29, 2016 and continue until available funds ($30,000) are exhausted.

More than 5,200 youth participated in North Dakota Junior Master Gardener projects in 2015. These projects included establishing school gardens, beautifying schools and parks, building raised beds for the elderly and growing food for local food pantries. We encourage you to read our 2015 Annual Report or 2015 At-A-Glance summary for ideas. 

Our JMG program helps children to learn about gardening and become active in serving their communities. For more information and an application form, please go to www.ag.ndsu.edu/jrmastergardener

Written by Tom Kalb, NDSU Extension Horticulturist. Photo courtesy of Vanessa Hoines, NDSU Extension Educator.

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