The Green Thumb Challenge $5000 Grant Deadline is Sept 30!

Calling all school and youth gardens! Don’t forget to submit your application to GEF ( by September 30 to be eligible to win a $5000 grant to keep your garden growing!

Gardens are an amazing way to connect students with nature while using the garden as a valuable teaching tool. Over the years, GEF has seen some truly inspiring gardens. Take the GRuB project for example. Last year, this grant runner up shared how their garden engages and empowers under-served youth so they can graduate from high school while contributing to the local food system. Wow!

All types of garden projects are encouraged to apply. The 2011 grant winner, Andrew Cooke Magnet School, showed GEF how they took a repurposed greenhouse and transformed it into a hub for science curriculum and community events!

What’s your garden story? All existing school and community gardens are encouraged to apply by sharing their project through photos, videos, artwork, poems, or any other medium! The winner will demonstrate how their program has been successful and has impacted the lives of kids and their community. Read the full contest rules on GEF’s Green Thumb Challenge website.

About Green Education Foundation (GEF)

Mission Green Education Foundation (GEF), a non-profit organization, is committed to creating a sustainable future through education. Sustainability Education provides educators with the real-world applied learning models that connect science, technology, and math education with the broader human concerns of environmental, economic, and social systems. GEF provides curriculum and resources to K-12 students and teachers worldwide with the goal of challenging youth to think holistically and critically about global environmental concerns and solutions. Visit to register for free and to gain full access to GEF’s comprehensive library of standards-based lessons and activities.
This entry was posted in gardening, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

4 Responses to The Green Thumb Challenge $5000 Grant Deadline is Sept 30!

  1. Helpful information. Fortunate me I discovered your site by chance, and I am stunned why this accident did not came about earlier! I bookmarked it.

  2. Its really nice i read your blog there are so many intrusting things thanks for shearing……

    African Education Fund

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s