Grow with Us Grant

Grow with Us


We know...

Students who grow food, try new foods.
Students who grow food, eat healthier foods.
Students who grow food, increase their physical activity.
Students who grow food, understand and can communicate the source and value of agriculture.


Listing the reasons why we should grow food with our students can go on and on – but teachers don't need another list, teachers need tools and resources. New York Agriculture in the Classroom is offering an unprecedented grant for schools to earn plant grow systems for their schools and classrooms to engage students in learning through food and eating healthy food year-round.

New York Agriculture in the Classroom wants to make the integration of food, agriculture, and nutrition easy, relevant, and successful for teachers across our state.

About Grow with Us Grant

The Grow with Us Grant allows schools to apply for three types of grow systems. Schools should apply for the grow system that would best meet their educational goals, classroom space needs, along with experience level in school gardening and curriculum integration. New York Agriculture in the Classroom aspires to provide teachers the tools to facilitate experiential-learning opportunities using agriculture as the context for learning by investing $70,000 in the grant program.

Schools selected to receive grow systems will be asked to submit two progress reports yearly, and respond to messages or inquiries as asked. Regional Agriculture in the Classroom curriculum trainings will be held during the school year, and at least one teacher from the recipient school must attend the training. The educator trainings will deepen your understanding of the paired curriculum available and companion resources, and allow for teachers to develop a network of support in each region.

Eligibility and Application Guidelines

Please take careful note of the eligibility and guidelines for application to this grant program. For questions or clarification, please email Katie Carpenter.

Required Documents for Application

When applying for this grant, please note:

High Tunnel Additional Eligibility

Grant Timeline

Grant Release October 2019
Applications Due Friday, January 3, 2020
Winners Announced Friday, February 7, 2020

Description of Grow Systems

Below are descriptions of the three available grow systems. Before making your selection on your application be sure to note the dimensions of each system in the descriptions and measure the space you have in mind.

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