Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Garden Mini-grants for Teachers

In an effort to teach school children that agriculture is an integral part of our everyday environment, the SC Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher program will offer a classroom garden mini-grant program for teachers in public and private schools.

The mini-grant program will provide a $500 mini-grant to a school in each of the four South Carolina Farm Bureau districts for teachers who qualify through an application process.

Teachers must design a project garden that contains production agriculture crops such as wheat, corn, oats, peanuts, fruit and/or garden vegetables. Goals and objectives must be clearly stated and measurable, and the project must directly involve their students.

In addition, the project must be advised by a county Farm Bureau volunteer leader, preferably a Young Farmer and Rancher member, county Farm Bureau Board member, or county Women’s Committee member.

Proposals must be submitted on a SCFB mini-grant application form which is available at county Farm Bureau offices or by clicking here. Deadline for applications is October 1 and applicants may submit only one proposal per year. Mail to PO Box 754, Columbia, SC 29202 or fax to 803.936.4452.

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