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Seeds For Education Grant Program
Wild Ones is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the use of natural landscaping with native plant species as an ecologically better alternative to traditional landscaping practices. For years Wild Ones members and chapters have worked with schools and nature centers to plant and maintain natural landscapes in these centers of learning. The purpose of the Seeds for Education (SFE) Fund to further foster such projects. Project goals should focus on the enhancement and development of an appreciation for nature using native plants. Projects must emphasize involvement of students and volunteers and increase the educational value of the site. Creativity in design is encouraged, but must show complete and thoughtful planning. The use of and teaching about native plants and the native plant community is mandatory and they must be appropriate to the local eco-region and the site conditions (soil, water, sunlight). For further information on selection of local ecotype, go to Wild Ones native landscaping webpages. The project leader should be knowledgeable and committed.

Eligibility:Schools, nature centers and other non-profit and not-for-profit places of learning, including houses of worship with a site available for this stewardship project may apply for an SFE grant annually.

Funding:Cash awards range from $100.00 to $500.00

Contact:Steve Maassen, SFE Director, email:


Federal: No