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2013-2014 Hillsborough Education Foundation Grant Booklet
To Be Announced in the Fall
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The schools eligible to apply for grant funding are:
High Schools: Bloomingdale, Brandon, Durant, East Bay, Lennard, Newsome, Riverview and Spoto
Middle Schools: Barrington, Burns, Dowdell, Eisenhower, Progress Village, Randall, Rodgers, MacLean, Giunta and Turkey Creek
Elementary Schools: Alafia, Apollo Beach, Bevis, Bing, Boyette Springs, Burney, Cimino, Clair-Mel, Corr, Cypress Creek, Doby, Fishhawk Creek, Frost, Gibsonton, Lithia Springs, Palm River, Pinecrest, Riverview, Ruskin, Seffner, Stowers, Summerfield, Symmes, Trapnell, Valrico & Wimauma
Must improve agriculture knowledge in the classroom
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To Be Announced
Grants & Grant Programs
Florida Agriculture in the Classroom distributes Teacher Grants in the fall. Teacher Grants are available to general education teachers kindergarten through 12th grade, and agri-science teachers who have agriculture related classroom or schoolyard projects they would like to carry out. Stay tuned to our grant page or FAITC.org for details on upcoming year grants. we were chosen as the Hydroponic Garden for the teachers during a free garden contest! The FAITC is a wonderful organization and a great resource for all teachers.
WATCH FOR NEW GRANTS IN THE FALL Florida Ag in the Classroon Grant! Starts Sepember 2014 $500.00 For more info check here: FAITC Grant
Teachers, Home School Moms and Dads, Scout Troop, Clubs, everyone, plan a great visit to the farm. This is Strawberry picking season and we have a great educational tour and fun strawberry picking activities for your group. Just email firstname.lastname@example.org for details and available dates.
Starting a School Garden?
Teachers and Administrators, we have compiled a great checklist for starting and maintaining your School Garden. Just email:
While there are many useful guides for school gardens, this checklist is meant to serve as a guide to developing new edible school garden using Hydro Harvest Farms automatic Vertical Hydroponic Garden. It is meant to help schools get their gardens started. Also, we offer a free written proposal to meet your grant requirements. All grants will ask you how your are spending the money and we will send you a proposal for your garden to help you qualify for the grant. Most school grants are easy to apply for, so what are you waiting for? We are here to help!
There is NO bad time to start a garden!
SCHOOL & COMMUNITY GARDEN GRANTS
To help you get funding for your garden project, we're keeping track of every youth and community garden grant we come across. Check out these resources: Grants
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The Captain Planet Foundationwill fund as many projects as its annual resources allow.
All applicant organizations or sponsoring agencies must be exempt from federal taxation under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501, in order to be eligible for funding (this includes most schools and non-profit organizations).
Deadlines: September 30th- typically for spring and summer projects JANUARY 31- typically for fall and winter projects
The Captain Planet Foundation primarily makes grants to U.S.-based schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million.
Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain Planet Foundation which is to: promote and support high-quality educational programs that enable children and youth to understand and appreciate our world through learning experiences that engage them in active, hands-on projects to improve the environment in their schools and communities.
Looking for funding opportunities to improve the healthy eating and physical activity options in your school? You’ve come to the right place!
Up to $4,000 per year is available to qualifying K-12 schools enrolled in Fuel Up to Play 60 to kick start healthy changes. To qualify for the competitive, nationwide funding program, your school must participate in the National School Lunch Program and have a registered Program Advisor.
There are two rounds of funding this year. The deadlines are:
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
To get started, you will choose one Healthy Eating Play and one Physical Activity Play from the 2014-2015 Playbook. The School Wellness Investigation will help you determine the Plays that work best for your school!
It all started with a little seed and a teachers enthusiasm for growing fresh food. Bethune Academy has turned their Hydro Harvest Garden into a treasure! Linda, you are an inspiration to us and to all of the children that have come to know you, the school and the little garden that could...
Another grrrreatCelebration for BA! As you know, our resident farmer/master gardener Linda Mobley has been our inspiration to"grow".....
Linda transformed the garden and our Environmental Engineering focus for STEM into an Economics Project; thus, through encouragement for her to write the project and submit it for the Governor's Award for Economic Excellence,her project has been accepted as one of the projects to be considered for the big award. She will be treated like royalty on May 11th at EPCOT completing the day of learning and celebration with a Cirque de Soleil show!
Wow! I am so proud of Linda and we truly are indebted to her for her leadership and collegiality with our learning experiences for farming and gardening.....and "growing"!
Take a look one of our School Gardens. This Garden is for Eckerd College in St Petersburg. The staff of the College and the Bon Appetite Management Staff have decided to grow their own! We have made many trips across the Sunshine Skyway delivering our fresh pesticide free lettuce and other seasonally fresh veggies. Well, I guess they decided they can save a lot of money and incorporate the Hydro Harvest Farm garden into their curriculum. Your School can do this too. Our School Gardens can be customized to your grant or school budget. Just call John 941-915-7208 or email email@example.com and let us know how we can help.
The Victory Garden has 12 Towers, all automatic. With 48 stackable pots that have growing space for 192 plants vertically, it also has 12 Ground Pots for lots more growing space. It comes with Pots, Ground Pots, Nutrient, Growing media, PVC, tubing, upgraded emitters, connectors, pump and timer. The conduit used for the poles to erect towers and the water reservoir do not come with this garden when shipped, but the conduit will be included when delivered locally. A 44 gallon garbage container can be used as a nutrient reservoir. The submersible pump with upgraded emitters will make it easy for you to add many more towers to this system. While supplies last, gently used pots are available. This will save you $240.00 over a new Victory Garden, your best value.
We are approved vendors with most School Districts, or we will become an approved vendor. We will submit an Invoice that will list all of the costs so you can get a Purchase Order. We have worked with many schools and are quite familiar with the process. If your grant doesn't cover this cost, we will work on a great garden to meet your needs. Our automatic gardens for schools start as little as $480.00!