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.

If your school is not in a location where we are currently building, consider implementing Big Green’s curricular offerings here.

Now accepting applications for the Learning Garden Initiatives in:

Denver-Front Range

  • Adams 12 Five Star Schools
  • Colorado Springs District 11
  • Denver Public Schools
  • Jeffco Public Schools
  • Mapleton Public Schools
  • Thompson School District


  • Cornerstone Education Group
  • Detroit Public School Community District
  • Ferndale School District
  • Grand Valley State University Charter Schools
  • Hazel Park Schools
  • River Rouge School District
  • Southfield School District


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


  • Achievement School District
  • Shelby County Schools

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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.