School gardens thrive on hours from family and friends, as well as in-kind donations. Getting involved is fun! It’s good for community morale and for local business.

Want to volunteer?

Please contact the schools directly  to volunteer your time, set up an internship, or make a contribution.

Need some help for your school’s garden program?

Below, you will find logos with links to the businesses that have contributed to the Sage Garden Project, as well as lists of grants that may be applicable to your school programs.


Sources of funding for school gardens:

    • LCAP: Local Control and Accountability Plan – LCFF: Local Control Funding Formula
    • Parcel tax or Sugar-sweetened beverage tax (soda tax)
    • USDA
    • CDFA: California Department of Food & Agriculture
    • Ag in the Classroom
    • Slow Food/Chipotle
    • Green Our “Go Fund Me” for school gardens with no commission
    • Collective School Garden Network
    • Education Outside has developed a very convenient Google Calendar of school garden grants. Use the “agenda” view to see grants in a list.
    • San Diego Master Gardeners Association’s School Garden Grant List
      A list of grants for school gardens arranged by application due dates.
    • Grant Listings Visit their site and click on the Kids Garden News link to see newly listed funding opportunities. Their grants page and newsletter are some of the the best places on the internet to find small grants for your garden program!
    • Gardening ABC’s School and Community Garden Grant List
      A list of various grant programs across the nation.
    • California Farm to School Network’s Grant Listings
      Visit their site and click on Grant Opportunities to see newly listed opportunities related to school food and gardening.
    • National Farm to School Network: Farm to School Fundraising Ideas and Funding Farm to School
    • People’s Garden Grant Database has information on grants and other types of financial resources.
    • Grant Wrangler Funding Directory Grant Wrangler is a free grants listing service that makes it easy for teachers to find funding. Search for grants by keywords or subscribe to their monthly e-newsletter.
    • SPARK Grant Finder
    • The SPARK Grant Finder Tool helps you locate funding for your Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood or Coordinated School Health Program. Grants can be used for curriculum, teacher training, or equipment.