Garden Mini-Grant for Teachers

 In an effort to teach school children that agriculture is an integral part of our everyday environment, the SC Farm Bureau Young Farmer and Rancher program offers a classroom garden mini-grant program for teachers in public and private schools.

The mini-grant program will provide a $500 mini-grant to a school in each of the four South Carolina Farm Bureau districts for teachers who qualify through an application process.

Teachers must design a project garden that contains production agriculture crops such as wheat, corn, oats, peanuts, fruit and/or garden vegetables.  Goals and objectives must be clearly stated and measurable, and the project must directly involve their students.

In addition, the project must be advised by a county Farm Bureau volunteer leader, preferably a Young Farmer and Rancher member, county Farm Bureau Board member, or county Women’s Committee member.

Proposals must be submitted on a SCFB mini-grant application form which is available at county Farm Bureau offices or by  Download .  Deadline for applications is October 1 and applicants may submit only one proposal per year.

Send completed applications to:

Garden Mini-Grant
PO Box 754
Columbia, SC  29202
Fax: 803-936-4435