Fund Details
Project Learning Garden K-5

Description:

Teachers are provided with hands-on training, curriculum aligned to national standards, lesson kits filled with supplies, a schoolyard garden, fully-equipped garden cooking cart, and summer garden management intern.

Gardens can provide a context for multidisciplinary learning, ranging from nutrition and science to social, studies, math and language arts. Students benefit by expanding their palates, taste-testing healthy foods, and learning about food origins; engaging in authentic science field investigations; manipulating the environment to understand math in real-life applications; recreating historical activities; and writing across all these disciplines.

The Captain Planet Foundation
Project Learning Garden Program encourages educators to consider the school garden as an extension of the traditional classroom rather than an extracurricular activity. All Project Learning Garden lessons are tied to common core curriculum standards, encourage inquiry-based learning, provide hands-on experiential learning, and guide the teacher towards the next generation science standards.  Each lesson also provides an environmental stewardship learning opportunity. Curriculum is available to all teachers at https://captainplanetfoundation.org/programs/project-learning-garden/plg-curriculum/

Special Eligibility Requirements:

Currently Project Learning Garden is only available in certain areas of Georgia and California. Please complete the Eligibility section of the application to see if the program has made it to your area yet.

Project Learning Garden currently has funding for public and public charter schools only.

Notifications will be made after February 15, 2022. Site evaluations could occur before that date for schools considered for the program.



Additional Information:

.Project Learning Garden stands up school-based programs where educators use the garden as an
onsite learning laboratory and as a way to integrate the gardens into youth-based nutrition programs
and school cafeterias. Geographic emphasis is in the Atlanta Metro region (predominantly Atlanta, Henry,
Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Clayton, Fayette and Gwinnett Public Schools), although other regions and school districts
in the U.S. are included as initiatives of specific funding partners. Project Learning Garden provides gardens, materials, professional development, and capacity-building support valued at $3,000 per school (non-cash). For more information Click Here.


Begin Accepting Applications Date:
1/05/2021
Deadline Date (EST Time Zone):
3/15/2021 11:59 PM