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.)
- 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.