Saturday, September 24, 2011

2011/11/30 FREE Garden Kits for Kids in 32211 Zip Code

ACG Portable Garden Grant Application
Open Date: 09/12/2011
Due Date: 11/30/2011
Download the application here.
 Arlington Community Garden
2011-2012 Portable Garden Grant Application

Arlington Community Garden is a non-profit organization that works to provide opportunities to learn environmental stewardship, increase awareness of healthier lifestyles, and promote a sense of community by creating and maintaining an organic community garden. Through its educational activities and community events, the garden serves as a catalyst for positive change in the Arlington community. In keeping with its education goals, Arlington Community Garden is offering four portable garden kits valued at over $200.

Who can apply? Any organization in the 32211 zip code who is working with pre-school to elementary age children 

What will you receive if selected? Your school garden kit will include:
  • An easy to assemble and transport (no tools required) 4' X 8' raised bed garden to use for the 2011-2012 school year
  • Organic soil
  • Seeds and/or seedlings
  • A school garden guidebook, and
  • Advice from a Garden Mentor, if requested
What do you need to do?
  • Plant an organic garden by the week of March 12, 2012
    • The garden must include food (herbs, vegetables, etc.)
  • Provide garden tools
  • Have administrative or supervisor support
  • Include plans on how you will engage the students and bring the garden into your curriculum/classroom
  • Use vegetables grown in the garden as a taste experience for your students
  • Provide feedback and a portfolio (website, photos, journal entries, etc) by June 30, 2012
To qualify, a completed application must be
received by the week of November 30, 2011,
via email to the Arlington Community Garden at 
or by mail at
Arlington Community Garden, 
7405 Arlington Expressway, 
Jacksonville, FL 32211.

Arlington Community Garden wishes to thank Slow Food First Coast for their assistance in this process: