2017 Youth Garden Grant Winners

Congratulations to The 2017 Youth Garden Grant Winners. Twenty organizations have been selected from over 500 applications to receive award packages to help start new or expand existing youth garden programs.

Since 1982, KidsGardening.org has awarded Youth Garden Grants to 5,456 schools, nonprofits, and youth programs across the United States contributing over 2.9 million dollars in funding to youth gardening initiatives. This year, Youth Garden Grant is sponsored by KidsGardening.org's generous donor base with contributions from Nature Hills, MiracleGro AeroGarden, Gardener's Supply Company, Smart Pot, Eartheasy, Fiskars,  High Mowing Organic Seeds, and Dramm Corporation.

Congratulations to The 2017 Youth Garden Grant winners!

The following organizations were selected as our top 5 winners and will receive an award package valued at $750:

  • Celebration K-8 School Garden - Celebration, FL
  • Ovid Community Garden by Seneca Towns Engaging People for Solutions - Ovid, NY
  • Seeds to Sprouts Junior Gardener Program at Santa Fe Children’s Museum - Santa Fe, NM
  • Shapiro STEM Academy School Garden - Oshkosh, WI
  • Starvin’ Marvin Garden Program by Takshanuk Watershed Council - Haines, AK

Our 2017 winners also include:

  • Benjamin Franklin Elementary School Garden with Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County - Cleveland, OH
  • Connections Community Garden at Buckeye Elementary School - Buckeye, AZ
  • D6 School Garden Program at Centennial Elementary School - Evans, CO
  • Eco-Action Club Community Garden at Carrboro High School - Carrboro, NC
  • Edible Education Garden at Bright House/Spring Hill Boys and Girls Club - Deland, FL
  • Harvest for Hope Garden at A. Miriam Jamison Children’s Center - Bakersfield, CA
  • Health Center Wellness Garden at Oakdale Middle School - Oakdale, LA
  • Heritage Intermediate Grade Center Garden - Coweta, OK
  • Marcum Terrace Housing Development Kids’ Gardening Project - Huntington, WV
  • Perennial House Garden at Healthy Babies Project, Inc. - Washington, DC
  • Recover Gardens at Great Lakes Recovery Centers, Inc. Adolescent Services Center - Negaunee, MI
  • Seed to Plate Program at The Friends of Hiland Hall Gardens - North Bennington, VT
  • Willett Elementary School Garden - Attleboro, MA
  • Youth Food Justice Program at Clarkston High School - Atlanta, GA
  • Youthlinks Grassroots Garden by Broadreach Family & Community Services - Rockland, ME