Grants of up to $600 for youth gardening projects are available through extensions at North Dakota State University (NDSU).
Funds can be used to purchase gardening supplies (tools, soil, seeds, plants or containers) and educational supplies.
Entries from schools, 4-H clubs, church groups, and other youth organizations are encouraged. All projects related to youth and gardening are eligible.
Over 3,300 young people have participated in the Junior Master Gardener Project in 2022. These projects include setting up school and preschool gardens, beautifying schools and parks, constructing stilt beds for the elderly, and growing vegetables for the local pantry.
“These grants provide opportunities for young people to learn about gardening and our environment,” says NDSU Extension Horticulturalist Tom Kalb.
About 50 projects are supported statewide each year.
For more information and an application form, please visit https://www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/extension/programs/junior-master-gardener.
The application deadline is March 15, 2023. For more information contact his Kalb at email@example.com. or NDSU Extension – Grand Forks County Agent Carrie Knutson (firstname.lastname@example.org).