VALLEY VIEW 365U

COMMUNITY UNIT SCHOOL DISTRICT

JRT Edible Garden photo
VVSD Edible Garden Grant

The VVSD Edible School Garden Grant provides $5,000 to support edible garden projects in the Valley View School District. To be eligible for the garden grant, applicants must read the 'Grant Agreement Information' and determine ALL aspects covered. This includes establishing a garden committee, having a well-defined goal with a workable timeline, garden location with all the requirements considered, plans to connect the garden to the cafeteria and classroom, event and activity ideas to involve the community, a budget, and safety guidelines that will be taught to all garden participants.

Any grant received and approved by May 30th., will receive $5,000 to be used in the following School Year.
 
Benefits of Garden Research
This document includes a summary of research findings on six key benefit areas of garden-based learning for children, youth, adults, and families
  • Nutrition Awareness
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Learning Achievements
  • Life Skills
  • Health and Wellness
  • Community Building and Social Connections

Edible Garden Budget
This spreadsheet may be adapted to your specific garden budget and serves as a budget planning tool.
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