Garden Grants are awarded to local schools to support school gardens and projects that enhance the teaching of agriculture.

School gardens offer children a fabulous hands-on opportunity to bring learning alive.

In this outdoor classroom, students can study science, math, literature, art, social studies – you name it.

There isn’t any subject that can’t be taught in a school garden, especially the life-long and valuable lessons about the cycle of life.

How We Support You

San Diego Ag In The Classroom offers support for San Diego County school gardens and agricultural education projects.

In-kind (things) and technical (advice) support can be arranged when requested, or when resources become available. Monetary support is generally in the amount of $500-$2,000 and applications are accepted annually.

Programs must focus on San Diego County’s agriculture as defined by:

“The science, art and business of producing nursery and food crops, cultivating soil, and raising livestock, eggs, milk or other commodities for sale or personal consumption.”

How to Apply

The SDAITC Grant Application Window is now open. Please download the application at the link below. This year's deadline for submission is November 15, 2023. Applications are generally accepted between mid-September and mid-November each year. Funds are generally distributed in late February. To learn more about previous grant recipients, see our "News" section or visit our Facebook page! Thank you for your interest!

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