Apply for a Learning Garden

Big Green awards Learning Gardens based on a number of factors, including strength of Garden Team, plans for garden use, student demographics, and location.

To ensure that your organization receives the maximum benefit from your Learning Garden, we require that you form a Garden Team that will lead the garden planning, installation, and maintenance processes. This team will be responsible for integrating the garden into the organization’s environment and overseeing the addition of art projects and activities in the garden. The most successful applications will have input from a well-rounded Garden Team.

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Click here for step-by-step application instructions.

To learn more about our Learning Garden application process, please email

**Submission of an application does not guarantee approval of a Learning Garden. Big Green does not act as a fundraising agent obtaining funding for specific Learning Gardens. We are not a direct grant-making foundation; however, because of the generosity of our funding partners, we are frequently able to provide Learning Gardens to eligible applicants.

Now accepting applications for the 2017/2018 Learning Garden Initiatives in:


  • Chicago Public Schools

Denver-Front Range

  • Denver Public Schools
  • Jeffco Public Schools
  • Poudre School District


  • Grand Valley State University Charter Schools


  • Indianapolis Public Schools
  • Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township
  • Metropolitan School District of Warren Township
  • Beech Grove City Schools


  • Achievement School District
  • Jubilee Catholic Schools
  • Shelby County Schools