Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteers of Buncombe County are happy to announce that for the thirteenth straight year we are offering School Garden Grants to Asheville City and Buncombe County public schools, including state charter schools.
We provide a notice of the application period along with instructions to all school principals, elementary through senior high. Additional information is available on our website page, 2020 School Garden Grants, where you can learn more about the guidelines for receiving a grant and get online access to the 2020 School Garden Grants Application.
All applications must be completed online. Completed applications will be accepted beginning January 6, 2020, and must be submitted no later than 9 p.m. on January 31, 2020. If you have any questions, please call the Extension Office at 828-255-5522.
We are proud of our partnership with Asheville City and Buncombe County Schools. Since 2007, we have awarded 44 School Garden Grants totaling over $30,000. Our records show that these grants have involved more than 16,500 students and hundreds of teachers, parents, and community volunteers.
Click on the link below to learn more about the guidelines for school garden grants:
Guidelines for 2020 School Garden Grants
Announcement written by Barbara Hayes, Extension Master GardenerSM Volunteer.