Farm to School Grants


School gardens are sprouting up like crazy these days. The FoodCorps is helping 21 Des Moines schools grow vegetable gardens. The USDA has just announced a Farm to School Grant Program to help plan and develop farm to school programs that improve access to healthy local foods in eligible schools. 

Each year the USDA awards up to $5 million in competitive grants for training, operations, planning, implementation or support stages of developing school gardens. At whichever stage you find yourself--developing partnerships, buying equipment, implementing programs—there may be resources here for you. 

The deadline for applications is April 24, 2013. You can find more information here, and there will be a Webinar available soon.

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