3rd Grade: Grow to Learn

Grow to Learn is the NYC’s citywide School Garden Initiative. It was established by GrowNYC and The Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC, with a mission to inspire, promote and facilitate the creation of sustainable gardens in public schools throughout New York City. Grow to Learn serves as a one-stop shop for school gardens activities across the city and we collaborate with government agencies, non-profits, private corporations, teachers, schools, parents, kids and individuals who impact or want to support public school gardens. Grow to Learn provides funding twice a year in the form of Mini-Grants of $500-$2,000, materials for free, such as: seeds, seedlings, soil, lumber, compost, mulch, and tools for registered schools; technical help through skill-building workshops; harvest events; garden builds; one-on-one support at site visits, on the phone, and via email; A Citywide Network that makes the scale of New York City manageable by bringing together partnerships and resources into one convenient, central location for school gardeners; And Advocacy to build citywide support and value for school gardens And Advocacy to build citywide support and value for school gardens.