2018 High Country Local First Farm to School Grants
High Country Local First & Lettuce Learn to offer $1,500 in school garden funding. For every Local First Rewards Card sold, High Country Local First (HCLF) donates $5 to support local school garden programs in Watauga and Ashe Counties. Farm-to-school grant awards to total $1,500 will be given to local schools and preschools interested in building or expanding their garden-based education programming. Lettuce Learn (a program of Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture) is helping to manage the 2018 grant program in hopes of assisting schools and teachers with implementation, program sustainability, and professional development.
Applications due Mar 15, 2018
Please submit your completed application* as a Word or Google Doc to
*We will send a confirmation email once we receive your application. If you DO NOT receive confirmation within 24 hrs, please contact us right away to ensure nothing is lost in cyberspace.
Funds are for direct support of school garden programs, including but not limited to:
- Purchase of seeds, plants, supplies, or equipment
- Stipends for Garden Coordinators
- Professional development opportunities
- Garden curriculum
- Supplies and materials for projects that enhance connections between the school garden and the classroom, cafeteria, waste reduction program, or local farms and farmers.