Give your Learning Garden a Big Green Jumpstart.

Big Green is offering $500 flash grants to schools to support garden-based education this spring. If you are growing and teaching in your school garden this spring and need additional funds to support the work, apply today! These funds are meant to be unrestricted in support of your garden education needs.

Grant Requirements

  • Complete the application form and short online grant orientation course.
  • Drive student learning in the garden!
  • Submit final grant report and spend down.

Who can apply

Applicants who meet the all of the following criteria are eligible for this grant opportunity:.

    • Your school has an existing Learning Garden installed by Big Green.
      • Learning Gardens built in partnership with Big Green (previously The Kitchen Community) between 2011 and 2021.
      • Learning Gardens in Colorado, Los Angeles, Chicago, Memphis, Indianapolis, and Detroit.
    • You have a plan to engage students in your Learning Garden this spring and/or summer and could use additional funds to support your vision.

Grant Calendar

Here are important dates and deadlines for this grant opportunity:

  • February 28 – March 18, 2022: Application period
  • March 28, 2022 – April 1, 2022: Grants awarded
  • April 4, 2022: Fund disbursement begins
  • June 17, 2022: End of grant cycle, final report due.

Application & Resources