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eat. learn. live. School Garden Program
Garden 1, 2, 3 Quick Start Guide


ABOUT SPONSOR:

Chartwells provides meals to dining services for more than 575 school districts, ranging from large public institutions to small charter and private schools, and prides itself on creating customized programs to match the requests of the students, parents and faculty. Chartwells is a culinary-focused organization with a mission to extend its passion, dedication, knowledge and enthusiasm into serving each student delicious and nutritious meals. The company is built on decades of food and education experience and driven by top culinary, nutrition, wellness and sustainability talent.


About Chartwells K12 and KidsGardening.org Partnership:

Chartwells K12 and KidsGardening.org created the eat. learn. live. School Garden Program, a first-of- its-kind comprehensive resource. The program guides our teams and educators through the process of successfully developing, growing and sustaining school gardens regardless of space, climate or resources they may have currently available.

Chartwells K12 and KidsGardening.org have created a wealth of gardening and nutrition educational resources including the eat. learn. live. School Garden Program, and a Garden 1, 2, 3 quick start guide for those considering starting a garden. This program was recently recognized as a 2016 BEST CONCEPT by Food Management Magazine. This honor showcases outstanding innovation in the food service industry, and the eat. learn. live, School Garden Program stood out as a comprehensive tool to help guide school districts to develop and sustain a school garden!

Chartwells not only wants more gardens in their schools, it’s about more gardens in all schools so we have made all of these resources available to schools for free.

Explore Chartwells Garden 1, 2, 3 and nutrition education resources or email us at [email protected] to receive a copy of the eat. learn. live. School Garden Program!

Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow Grant

Planting the seeds of health and wellness, The 2016 Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow Grant sponsored by Chartwells K12 in partnership with KidsGardening.org offers funding for schools seeking to enhance their curriculum and offer food and nutrition education through an edible garden program.  Any public or private school in the U.S. serving students in grades K to 12 and planning a new or expanding an established garden program is eligible to apply. The selection of winners will be based on demonstrated or potential program impact and sustainability in addition to how well the program connects to the theme “How Do You Eat. Learn. Live. and Grow?”

Grant Packages

18 grants will be awarded. Grants include:

  • 15 grant packages valued at $1,000 to be distributed to new and existing school garden programs.  The packages will include:
    • $900 check to purchase plants, soil, garden equipment and tools
    • $100 KidsGardening curriculum package
    • Chartwells Eat. Learn. Live. materials.
  • 2 grant packages valued at $2,500 for the top applicant with an existing school garden program. The packages will include:
    • $2,400 check to purchase plants, soil, garden equipment and tools
    • $100 KidsGardening curriculum package
    • Chartwells Eat. Learn. Live. materials.
  • 1 grant package valued at $5,000 for the top applicant proposing a new school garden program. The package will include:
    • $4,900 check to purchase plants, soil, garden equipment and tools
    • $100 KidsGardening curriculum package
    • Chartwells Eat. Learn. Live. materials

In addition to the award packages, winners will be invited to attend a special Webinar Series conducted by experts at KidsGardening.org and sponsored by Chartwells K12.  Participants will also be able to share experiences and gain additional support through a special Eat. Learn. Live and Grow Forum designed to provide individualized assistance and ensure the success of each school garden program. 

Congratulations to the at. learn. live. and Grow Grant Winners!

Click here to learn about the winners

Reporting Requirement

Grant awardees will be required to report about their garden’s progress within six month of receiving the award. These reports help KidsGardening determine the overall impact of the grant program and gather ongoing support for youth gardening. If you do not feel that you will be able to comply with these requirements please do not apply. Recipients who do not complete these requirements will not be eligible to apply for future awards.

Reporting requirements include:

  • 5-10 digital images of the school garden
  • Parental release forms to accompany images of children
  • Completion of an online survey
  • An updated overview of the garden program

 

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Do you have questions?

Email us a, [email protected] , with "Chartwells Grant Questions" in the subject line.