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Grant Recipients

The Team Nutrition School Gardening Initiative will help support Kansas Schools in starting container gardens in conjunction with the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program (FFVP) and the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).

Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program – These schools who are currently participating in the FFVP for 2011-2012 school year received a Team Nutrition School Gardening Initiative mini-grant.

  • USD 205 Bluestem, Bluestem Elementary
  • USD 216 Deerfield, Deerfield Elemnentary
  • USD 257 Iola, Jefferson Elementary
  • USD 269 Palco-Damar-Zurich, Palco Grade
  • USD 285 Cedarvale, Cedarvale Elementary
  • USD 348 Baldwin City, Baldwin Elementary
  • USD 349 Stafford, Stafford Elementary
  • USD 351 Macksville, Macksville Elementary
  • USD 365 Garnett, Irving Primary Center
  • USD 365 Garnett, Greeley Elementary
  • USD 504 Oswego, Service Valley Charter Academy

Summer Foodservice Program – These schools who are planning to be a site for the SFSP for the Summer of 2012 received a Team Nutrition School Gardening Initiative mini-grant.

  • USD 224 Clifton-Clyde, Clifton-Clyde Elementary
  • USD 225 Fowler, Fowler Elementary
  • USD 232 De Soto, Starside Elementary
  • USD 257 Iola, Jefferson Elementary
  • USD 310 Fairfield, Fairfield Schools
  • USD 409 Atchison, Atchison Elementary
  • USD 428 Great Bend, Barton County Special Services
  • USD 465 Winfield, Community Day School
  • USD 475 Geary County, Lincoln Elementary

Funding to help purchase gardening supplies, containers and materials is provided. Schools can also purchase Junior Master Gardener® Curricula with mini-grant funds to help support their efforts. Schools will be provided with technical assistance from Kansas Team Nutrition and K-State Research and Extension. Efforts will be made to connect each school selected with their own gardening mentor through a local Master Gardener or extension agent. A webinar training was provided to help provide selected schools with ideas on how to implement a successful gardening project.


KSDE Pilot Gardening Projects - Child Nutrition and Wellness, Kansas State Department of Education, supports efforts of public and private schools to develop and maintain school gardens at their educational sites. We are providing funding for technical assistance for 5 pilot garden projects:

  • Xavier Elementary School, Leavenworth
  • Goessel Elementary, Goessel
  • Weskan School District, Weskan
  • Iola School District, Iola
  • Sunset Hill Elementary, Lawrence

The funding is to be used to contract with a local farmer or gardener to provide technical assistance to develop and maintain the school garden. The Junior Master Gardener curriculum was provided to each school district for use in implementing the gardening project in the 2011-12 school year.



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