The Florida Wildflower Foundation’s popular Seedlings for Schools grants program is open for applications through June 15. Pre-K-12 teachers at public and private Florida schools may apply for a grant, which includes $50 worth of Florida native wildflower plants. Professional guidance on garden establishment and classroom resources also are provided. Grant winners will receive plants in September 2020 for fall planting.
Wildflower gardens can beautify school grounds while providing an outdoor classroom that helps create connected pollinator pathways. The native plants can be used to establish a new garden or to enhance an existing one. Species supplied will be a good fit for smaller garden spaces and should thrive year-round.
Teachers are expected to use the gardens as a tool to help students meet Sunshine State Standards in math, language arts and science. Those who successfully establish fall gardens will be eligible to receive more plants in spring 2021 and to submit an application to receive more plants during the next Seedlings for Schools grant cycle.
Visit the Seedlings for Schools grants page for the link to the application and more information.