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October Workshops & Grants

Updated: Oct 10, 2018

This national Farm-to-School month is bustling with garden-based learning and funding for school gardens. Here are a few:

Pro-D & training opportunities: 

October 6, Saturday 10-12pm:  School Garden Series #1: Rooted in Place: School Garden Basics, UBC Farm, FREE

October 13, Saturday 10-12pm: School Garden Series #2: School Garden Care & Curriculum Integration, UBC Farm, FREE

October 19th, Friday, 12-3pm: Schoolyard Garden Series: Skills and Stories to Grow Your Garden, Victoria, $35.

October 20th, Saturday 10-12pm: Advanced Composting, Victoria Compost Centre, FREE. 

Grants & Contests: 

October 9, Vancouver Sun: can request a specific project be funded or tools or supplies and they’ll print it and request a donor match.

October 15, Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant (for $2k) or Bee Grant (for an observation hive).

October 15, BC Community Gaming Environment Grant: Up to $100,000 per year! Whoa. Maybe for lots and lots of tools!

October 19, ArtStarts: apply for $10,000 or $3,500 for an art project at a school. Mosaics? Cob Walls? New mural for the the school?

October 31, BC Healthy Schools: up to $5000 for school gardens. Work with Jenny Redpath on this.

October Farm to School Photo contest: Submit a school garden photo with a catchy caption, and enter for a chance to win one of five $100 stipends!

Another photo contest through Canada's Farm to Cafeteria NGO.


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