Do you want to introduce more fresh, local food to schools in your community?
Are there farmers in your region who would benefit from selling their products to schools? Could a school garden enhance your curriculum? The National Farm to School Network wants to hear from you!
We are providing up to 30 $5,000 mini grants to nonprofit schools, preschools, Head Start programs and school districts across Louisiana to jump start new and existing farm to school activities. Allowable uses of grant funds include, but are not limited to:
- Local food purchasing for taste tests
- School garden activities and gardening coordinators
- Farm field trips and farm to school events
- Food processing or other school kitchen equipment purchases
- Nutrition, food and agriculture-related education
Visit the link below to learn more about Seed Change, review mini grant FAQs and start your application. We look forward to learning about the great farm to school work happening in your communities!
Pass it on! Applications are due June 15 at 11:59pm ET! If you do not work for a nonprofit school, preschool, Head Start program or school district, please pass this information along to your friends, colleagues and neighbors who do.
For questions about eligibility and the mini grant application process, contact:
What is Seed Change?
Seed Change is an initiative by the National Farm to School Network aimed at growing farm to school activities, state by state. Seed Change in Kentucky, Louisiana and Pennsylvania is funded by a generous grant from the Walmart Foundation, and will directly address barriers to farm to school associated with lack of local partnerships and farmer connections, and infrastructure and knowledge gaps. The 18-month project is designed to reach 1.8 million school children in these three states.