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Apply to participate in the Compass School’s School Garden Outreach Program!  Access the application here!

The deadline is Friday, December 20th, 2019!

The Compass School Farm

School Outreach Garden Program Description

With generous support from the Newman’s Own Foundation, The Science Engagement Center at the Compass School Farm is excited to offer 6 schools the opportunity to build or enhance their own school gardens.

Benefits: Selected schools will receiveā€¦

  • A materials grant in the amount of $1,500 to build or enhance a school garden
  • Consultation support from The Compass School Outreach Farmer


  • All schools public and private are eligible to apply for this grant.
  • The school principal must authorize teachers to utilize the garden during the school day as an instructional resource. A minimum of 3 teachers need to demonstrate commitment to incorporate garden into curriculum
  • Application preference will be given to schools serving the Washington County Area.

Recipient Commitments

  • The school-based coordinator for the project must commit to seeing the grant through to its completion.
  • Each school will assemble a school garden team consisting of both adults and students.
  • The  school-based coordinator agrees to visit the Compass School Farm with the school garden team during the planning phase of the school garden design.
  • The school agrees to incorporate students in the garden including but not limited to the planning, design, build, maintenance plan, and decision-making process (as appropriate by age).  
  • The school commits to organizing at least 2 community garden build days which include students, families, and teachers.
  • The school-based coordinator commits to completing the end of grant report that summarizes the successes and challenges of the garden build experience. The Compass School will offer a template which will include both narrative and photo elements.
  • The school garden team must develop a 3 year plan for maintenance of garden during summer vacation.  This plan must demonstrate coordination with school facilities and maintenance staff as well as any outside landscaping services hired.