School Garden Grants from the National Gardening Association
Deadline: December 5, 2014
Do you have plans to plant a garden at your school? If so, the National Gardening Association's annual Youth Garden Grants program can help with the funding. To be eligible, schools and nonprofits must plant a garden that includes students aged 3-18 years old in the planning and planting. Schools that can show a "demonstrated relationship between the garden program and education related to the environment, health and nutrition issues, character education, and entrepreneurship" are preferred.
Prize: The top 20 schools will receive a $500 gift certificate to the Gardening with Kids online store; 10 schools will receive raised beds, as well.
Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student openaccess computer facility, a K12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center.
Nathan served eight years (20042012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was reelected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board.
A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State