2017 School Garden Grants
Ten Minnesota schools from Bigfork in the north to Jefferson Elementary in New Ulm, have been awarded $500 "seed" grants to help them "plant" school gardens.
These gardens bring to a total of 73 school gardens that have been started or assisted by a Jeffers Foundation Grant.
More than 10,000 Minnesota youngsters will have had hands-on lessons, fresh produce and unforgettable nature based experiences as a result of these gardens.
The grants have come about as a result of several years-long 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 lots of exciting details.
Jeffers Garden Grant recipients for 2017