Kentucky School Garden Planning Guide

Developed by the California School Garden Network - with our Kentucky twist - this guide takes you through all the questions you should answer and resources you will need to make a garden-based program work. And the solution for you may be a a few container gardens in your classroom.

How-To Gardening Resources for Kentucky and Surrounding Regions

We’ve compiled several resources from various Cooperative Extension experts in the region.

Additional Resources

Looking for more help? Here are a list of organizations and sites that may be able to make your school garden a reality.

Funding Support

Kentucky Farm Bureau Mini Grants
Contact your county Kentucky Farm Bureau office to see if they are offering this program.

CHS Foundation - Classroom Grants
CHS Foundation provides $500 grants each year to Pre-K-12 teachers who have classroom projects that use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies and more. Eligible projects include classroom and schoolyard gardens, embryology projects, aquaculture projects and agricultural literacy reading programs to name a few. Deadline - Sept. 15

Other National Grant Opportunities

Technical & Teaching Support

Contact your local Cooperative Extension Office

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We have a few printed guides available to Kentucky schools. Sign up if you would like to receive a copy. First come, first served.