2016 School Garden Grants
Twenty-seven Minnesota schools and community organizations from Jackson County Central in the southwest to North Shore Community School near Lake Superior and one Elementary school in River Falls, WI have been awarded $500 "seed" grants to help them "plant" school gardens.
These gardens will impact a population of more than 7500 Minnesota youngsters with hands-on lessons and fresh produce. New this year are five grants to help establish Year-Round School Gardens.
The grants have come about as a result of continuing efforts by Jeffers Foundation to identify and publish exemplary school garden practices all around the state and to encourage other schools to start school gardens. Check out Jeffers' School Gardens pages for all the exciting details.
Jeffers Garden Grant recipients for 2016 Outdoor Gardens
Chisago Lakes Middle School
Crossroads Science and Vocational
Mankato Area Public Schools
MN Early Learning Academy
St. Joseph's Home for Children
Longfellow Altern. School
Miltona Science Magnet School
Waconia Enrichment Center