Give your school garden a Big Green Jumpstart!

Big Green provides schools with a complete Learning Garden kit and a supplemental $2,000 Jumpstart grant to implement or expand your garden programming. A Learning Garden is the keystone of an outdoor classroom and includes eight modular, outdoor, container gardens and the related materials schools need to easily grow and teach in a garden classroom. In partnership with Green our Planet, Big Green is now offering this opportunity for select schools in Las Vegas!

Who can apply

Schools interested in applying for this grant are expected to take on full ownership of the garden. Successful school gardens have strong administrative support, clear programmatic or curricular integrations, and a school-wide commitment to facilitate outdoor education for all children. In order to participate, schools have to meet the following criteria: 

    • Serve students meeting 65% FRL or another metric of economic disadvantage.
    • Have a plan of action that ensures youth will consistently and strategically use the Learning Garden as a regular part of the school day.
    • Have the full support of the school administration and a multi-member team dedicated to the integration of the Learning Garden into the goals, structures and overall culture of the school.
    • Participate in Green our Planet’s “Garden Connect” Program.

If your school meets the criteria above, you can apply using the link below or by clicking here!

Key Dates

January 4: Application Opens
January 10 at 3pm PST: Webinar #1: Learning Garden Grant Orientation Webinar
January 11 at 4pm PST: Webinar #1: Learning Garden Grant Orientation Webinar (alternate time)
January 18: Application Deadline
February 7 at 3pm PST: Webinar #2: Building your Learning Garden
February 8 at 4pm PST: Building your Learning Garden (alternate time)
February 6-24: Delivery Window for Learning Gardens
March 1 & 2: Live and in-person Learning Garden Kick-Off!
February 20-14: Grant funds distributed to District
April 14: Grant survey and spenddown report due to Big Green