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SCHOOL VEGETABLE GARDEN GRANT PROGRAM
Friday, February 8, 2013,

SCHOOL VEGETABLE GARDEN GRANT PROGRAM


Interested schools are encouraged to submit a brief proposal that responds to the downloadable Request For Proposals no later than Friday, February 8, 2013. All proposals and questions should be directed to SlowFoodNNJ@yahoo.com.

Slow Food NNJ supports local, sustainable agriculture and the health of our land and communities. Educating children about where their food comes from, how it's grown, and how enjoyable healthy food can be fosters a deep connection that will last a life time. To that end, Slow Food NNJ supports school vegetable gardens, which provide a unique, up-close experience for children, and enhance the curriculum in subjects such as science, mathematics, art, and home economics. The experience also fosters healthy choices in the lunchroom, and at home. We are proud of the successful gardens of sixteen school garden grant awardees from 2008-2012 school years. Slow Food NNJ plans to continue supporting grantee schools and expand the program to additional schools each academic year. Grants in the amount of $500-$1000 will be given to schools or community organizations in northern NJ to support planning, building, or maintaining an organic vegetable garden. The garden is meant to provide a learning opportunity for students, and, thus, the grants will also require curriculum integration. Interested schools are encouraged to submit a brief proposal that responds to the downloadable Request For Proposals no later than Friday, February 8, 2013. All proposals and questions should be directed to SlowFoodNNJ@yahoo.com.

Download the Request for Proposals  here .











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