Growing Together: Open Forum

  • 1.  The Big Green Grant Opportunity

    Posted 09-03-2021 02:34:00 PM
    Edited by Amelia Dupuis 09-08-2021 06:45:46 AM
    Please visit their website for more info. I am not affiliated with the program. 

    To our amazing Big Green Community:

    We're thrilled to announce Big Green Jumpstart - a rapid grant created to accelerate outdoor learning, more important than ever as we face the continued impact of COVID-19 and its variants. We're offering $2,000 grants to schools across America, starting with YOU, our Big Green network. Are you an educator or school garden champion? Then this opportunity is for you.

    Thanks to the support of a generous donor and the resources developed over the last year by Big Green and other incredible organizations like Green Schoolyards America, the Children and Nature Network, and the School Garden Support Organization Network, we'll support you as you leverage your school garden to help as many kids as possible spend time learning in the open air. 

    Is your school a fit?

    Educators who meet the following guidelines are encouraged to attend the Big Green Jumpstart webinar for more details:

    • Your school has a garden and you want to do more with it.

    • Your school is planning for or has already identified ways to teach in the garden, right now. 

    • You need more funds to engage more kids in more outdoor learning.

    If you don't meet the requirements for this grant, we're still here to help you teach outside. We're curating a resource library with contributions from Big Green and our outdoor learning partners. To request access, share your email.

      You'll receive the application and learn more about the program during our webinar on September 8th. Choose a session and RSVP below.

    Ready to apply? Here are important dates and deadlines for the first round of grants. 

    September 8, 2021 - Required Grantseeker Webinar 

    September 15, 2021 - Applications Due

    September 17, 2021 - Grant Disbursement Begins

    RSVP for the 9am - 10am EST webinar on September 8th

    RSVP for the 1:30 - 2:30pm EST Webinar on Sept. 8th
    Can't make the first date? Don't worry. We will have a second round of grants beginning the week of September 13th. Required grantseeker webinar for Round 2 will be on 9/15, times TBD.

    Michelle Zupan
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  • 2.  RE: The Big Green Grant Opportunity

    Posted 09-06-2021 10:19:00 AM
    Thanks for sharing this great opportunity for many schools.  Will you be on the webinar this Wednesday?

    Kimberly George

  • 3.  RE: The Big Green Grant Opportunity

    Posted 09-06-2021 11:12:00 AM
    Hi Kimberly--

    No. I'm out of town all week.