The George E. Archer Foundation funds programs that help teach children to garden.

We are aware that gardening education takes many forms – from the classroom to the farmer’s market, from ornamentals to food production – and we support this diversity through various types of grants.

We support a variety of gardening education areas:

  • Curriculum Integration (public, private and home school, K-12)
  • Nutrition and Health (growing and eating healthy food)
  • Environmental Awareness (organic and sustainable gardening methods)
  • Social Development (leadership skills, team building, etc.)
  • Emotional and Behavioral Development (serving children with disabilities, horticulture therapy, etc.)
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Service Learning (children supporting community needs)
  • Vocational Training (future gardening professionals)
  • Innovation (new ways of teaching children about gardening utilizing technology)
  • Educator training (K-12).

We do not provide subvention for staff salaries.

We encourage you to learn more about how we support youth gardening education in South Central Indiana.