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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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How To Re-Register Your Garden and Why You Should

With a new growing season is here and we are asking all of our current schools to kindly take a moment and re-register with Grow To Learn. Why? Well, because we would love for you be able to apply for mini grants, supply your garden with the necessary materials, and participate in exciting workshops! Follow […]

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Grow To Learn Mini Grants

Grant season is upon us and why not take advantage!? Grow To Learn Mini Grants are officially open and now’s your chance to help your school garden continue to prosper and thrive for seasons to come! New to grant writing or would like a refresher? No problem! Below find our top 3 helpful tips to get you […]

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Great Infographics About The Origin Of Our Food

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture has developed an interactive map to show us where our most popular food crops originally came from. Explore these maps with students before  planting specific crops in the garden to provide historical context for the work students are doing. CIAT also has infographics about diets and production worldwide. Before a […]

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Clean Water Project Grant

Great new grant opportunity for schools doing work with water systems and STEAM. Apply by July 1, 2016. More info here.

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The First Annual Staten Island School Garden Summit

  All Staten Island teachers are welcome to the first annual School Garden Summit on Staten Island! You’ll hear from veteran school gardeners, learn how to take advantage of resources in NYC, network with nearby schools and organizations and visit amazing urban growing spaces right on Staten Island.       Big thanks to NYC […]

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Captain Planet Foundation- Mini-Grants

The Captain Planet Foundation is currently accepting applications for small grants relating to environmental projects. The foundation has a twice annual funding cycle each year. Deadlines: September 30th- typically for spring and summer projects January 31st- typically for fall and winter projects Grants are made for activities that conform to the mission of the Captain […]

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Job Posting – Farm Assistant with the NYCDOE Environtmental Study Center

Position:  Farm Assistant   The NYCDOE Environmental Study Center is hiring a farm assistant for the 2016 season. We are a small diversified education farm located in Brooklyn, NY. The farm consists of approximately 1 acre – mostly raised beds with crops for students to study and harvest. We are looking for a sharp, passionate, […]

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Upcoming Grants, Awards & Contests

There are a lot of fun and amazing grant opportunities, awards, and contests now open that relate to school gardens, sustainability, health and wellness & more…. Check out the links below to find out how to apply for the ones that fit you and your school/students – deadlines range through this Spring. Happy applying! Scholarship […]

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