sage garden project awards

Sage Garden Project awards selected high-need public California elementary schools with funding for garden/cooking educators, provides a fully-equipped mobile cooking cart, shares curriculum and provides training and ongoing support for educators. When possible, the Sage Garden Project funds through parent organizations. These organizations help schools hire their own dedicated educators who teach classes during the school day. Multi-year award relationships are preferred – schools must re-apply annually.

sage garden project awards

Sage Garden Project awards selected high-need public California elementary schools with funding for garden/cooking educators, provides a fully-equipped mobile cooking cart, shares curriculum and provides training and ongoing support for educators. When possible, the Sage Garden Project funds through parent organizations. These organizations help schools hire their own dedicated educators who teach classes during the school day. Multi-year award relationships are preferred – schools must re-apply annually.

2020 Application Window Closed

2020 Application window closed

2020 application window closed

elementary schools

Year One: Schools which have not yet received our support may apply for the initial “Grow Package” which includes $15,000 toward hiring an educator, the fully-equipped mobile cooking cart, curriculum, and expected attendance of educators at three days of training in Encinitas, California.

Years Two and Three: Schools may re-apply for continued $15,000 funding annually for a total of three years. Award will be contingent on successfully providing classes as promised and reporting as requested. Training is available for new educators as needed.

Years Four and Five: Currently, thanks to The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation matching our funds, ten schools in their fourth and fifth year may qualify for sustaining funding of $10,000 annually. It is our hope that schools will reach self-sufficiency by sourcing other funding or garnering district support by the end of year five.

elementary schools

Year One: Schools which have not yet received our support may apply for the initial “Grow Package” which includes $15,000 toward hiring an educator, the fully-equipped mobile cooking cart, curriculum, and expected attendance of educators at three days of training in Encinitas, California.

Years Two and Three: Schools may re-apply for continued $15,000 funding annually for a total of three years. Award will be contingent on successfully providing classes as promised and reporting as requested. Training is available for new educators as needed.

Years Four and Five: Currently, thanks to The Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation matching our funds, ten schools in their fourth and fifth year may qualify for sustaining funding of $10,000 annually. It is our hope that schools will reach self-sufficiency by sourcing other funding or garnering district support by the end of year five.

nonprofits

School Garden Support Organizations: that provide educators and guidance to high-need California public elementary schools are now able to apply directly. Organizations which align closely with our philosophy are encouraged to apply.

nonprofits

School Garden Support Organizations: that provide educators and guidance to high-need California public elementary schools are now able to apply directly. Organizations which align closely with our philosophy are encouraged to apply.

training

2020 Training will occur virtually

In our annual three-day offering, Sage Garden Project staff and guest educators share their years of experience and provide training with hands-on workshops. We equip and encourage new garden and cooking educators, model fundraising activities, connect schools to exchange best practices and re-inspire returning participants. Sage Garden Project also sends educators to other training programs, such as Life Lab and Edible Schoolyard Academy, for added breadth and experience.

Training dates for 2020: Tuesday,  June 30 – Thursday,  July 2 in Encinitas, California

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training

2020 Training will occur virtually

In our annual three-day offering, Sage Garden Project staff and guest educators share their years of experience and provide training with hands-on workshops. We equip and encourage new garden and cooking educators, model fundraising activities, connect schools to exchange best practices and re-inspire returning participants. Sage Garden Project also sends educators to other training programs, such as Life Lab and Edible Schoolyard Academy, for added breadth and experience.

Training dates for 2020: Tuesday,  June 30 – Thursday,  July 2 in Encinitas, California

details