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Mini-Grant Writing and Garden Design

Grow to Learn offers twice annual mini-grants ($500-$2,000) for schools getting ready to start or expand a garden. The Spring 2017 mini-grants Request for Proposals will be open and accepting applications from February 13th to March 17th. The best way to make sure your proposal is a good fit for the Grow to Learn mini-grant […]

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Talking About Race in the Garden

We want your garden classrooms to be spaces where educators and students can grapple productively with big and important topics. In response to a series of conversations about race and social justice on the NYC Youth and School Gardens Network listserve this past fall, we’ve been working to expand the types of resources we offer to teachers. […]

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The Bronx Salad Toolkit

Interested in growing a fun, delicious salad with ingredients that students can grow themselves and will actually like? Check out The Bronx Salad Toolkit for Schools, created by Bronx Health REACH and Grow to Learn NYC, to learn how to make the salad in your school. The Bronx Salad, which is currently being offered at a […]

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Indoor Seed Starting (G)

Want an early start on your growing season? Join us for this workshop on how to start your seeds indoors, including proper timing and planting, care, and transplanting them outdoors in your garden. Registered Grow to Learn school gardens will receive seed starting kits, potting mix and grow lights. RSVP here.

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School Garden Social (SEE BELOW FOR SNOW UPDATE)

SNOW UPDATE FOR THE SCHOOL GARDEN SOCIAL (2/8/17) We’ve been trying to feel optimistic about the weather reports this week, but even we hardy outdoor garden types have to admit that the ‘inches of snowfall’ estimates are getting pretty high for tomorrow. We are going to be monitoring the weather overnight and will make a […]

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Cooking with Kids (G)

Edible education can be great for a garden program’s success. Teaching students how to prepare and cook healthy meals is an irreplaceable life skill all students can benefit from. During this workshop, we will provide simple, quick examples of fun ways to get your students engaged in cooking, knife safety and cooking with sprouts indoors. […]

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Tool and Supply Giveaway (G)

Sign up to pick up tools for your registered Grow to Learn School Garden! We’ll have gloves and hand tools for kids and adults, full size shovels/rakes, hoses, wheelbarrows, and other assorted items. Only one pick-up per school, please! We recommend bringing a car or a few strong friends to help you transport these materials […]

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Seed Giveaway (G)

Seeds, seeds, seeds! Register for one of our two give-away dates to pick up packets of seeds for all your garden needs- from cold weather crops to quick victory plants, summer veggies to specialty pollinator mixes. Stop by any time during the 2:30pm-7:00pm window to pick up seeds for your school. You must be a […]

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Seed Giveaway (G)

Seeds, seeds, seeds! Register for one of our two give-away dates to pick up packets of seeds for all your garden needs- from cold weather crops to quick victory plants, summer veggies to specialty pollinator mixes. Stop by any time during the 2:30pm-7:00pm window to pick up seeds for your school. You must be a […]

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Solar One PD Training for Teachers

The NYC DOE Office of Sustainability and the STEM Department are partnering to launch the NYC Solar Schools Education Program. A key goal of the program is to connect the solar installations on school buildings to curriculum, allowing teachers to use solar as a tool for students to learn about renewable energy and sustainability, and […]

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