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A partnership by the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation and NHSA.

Who can apply?

All Head Start programs are welcome to submit an application for the Gro More Gardens grant.

Applications

Apply now! The deadline for applications is December 15, 2021

2021-2022 Grant Year

The Initiative will be awarding variable grant amounts depending on demonstrated need and proposal in the application. Awards will vary from $2,500-$5,000 in an effort to supplement needs of existing garden projects, to help launch new garden projects, or to supplement/launch outdoor green space projects (i.e., land that is partly or completely covered with grass, trees, shrubs, or other vegetation and an option for children and the community to learn). The Initiative will be awarding a total of $50,000 in grant awards. Previously awarded programs are not eligible for consideration.

About the Gro More Good Garden Grants

Too many children and families living in at-risk communities don’t have access to fresh, healthy food. And far too many of them have never had the opportunity to see, taste, or eat some of the garden’s best-tasting, good-for-you produce.

Decades of research shows that children who grow fresh food eat more fresh food and, as a result, are healthier. That's why NHSA and the Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation are joining forces to teach children, families, and communities how to grow their own fresh produce. The Initiative also supports the creation of green space projects, or land that is partly or completely covered with grass, trees, shrubs, or other vegetation as an option for children and the community to learn.

The Gro-More Gardens initiative make garden grants, garden kits, educational curriculum, and garden training available to all Head Start programs with the goal of creating more edible gardens for young children and their families.

The Importance of Gardens for Early Childhood

Hands-on experiences in the garden provide young children and the Head Start community with a multitude of benefits, including:

Questions?

Download Eucational Garden Resources

NHSA collected the best early childhood education garden resources, alongside our partner KidsGardening.org, and made them available for you.

Learn Who Won

Review the list of past grantees.

Sponsors

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