Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation’s Announcement for 2014 Urban Youth Garden Grants as part of AG Returns to the City Program and the Edible Classroom

Objective of Project:
The goal of the Edible Classroom Youth Gardening Project is to increase the awareness of and appreciation for agriculture in the lives of urban students through hands-on gardening and classroom activities that meet MSDE’s State Curriculum. By implementing MAEF’s mission, this project offers students direct experience with growing, harvesting and preparing fresh foods while learning plant requirements, growing conditions, nutrition and wellness.


Elementary and Secondary Teachers and Youth Educators working in Urban Areas

Grant Information:
Two types of grants are available. The first grant is for NEW GARDENS and is awarded up to $500. The second grant is for EXISTING GARDENS and is awarded up to $250. Deadline for grant application is March 10, 2014. Send application materials to MAEF, P.O. Box 536, Havre de Grace, MD 21078. Funding awards will be announced by March 24, 2014. Call the MAEF Office with questions or comments (410) 939-9030. Ask for George.

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