Wild Ones Awards 10 Seeds for Education Grants

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Photo:  “The Secret Butterfly Garden”, Seeds for Education awardee – Graham Elementary and Middle Schools, Columbus, OH

Since 1997, the Wild Ones Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education grant program has been connecting thousands of children with nature from preschool to high school. Garden projects need to be learner-based, hands-on and incorporate ecological concepts. Children must be involved in the planning of the project as well as the planting and maintenance.

This year, Wild Ones awarded a total of 10 grants to schools, churches and other nonprofits across the country. Look for the Seeds for Education application on wildones.org starting mid July if interested in a grant for your organization. Children K – 12 must be involved in the planning to the execution of the garden.

To date, 253 Wild Ones Seeds for Educations grants have funded native plants and seeds for hands-on outdoor learning sites for preschool-12th graders.

See awardee list.


2 Responses to “Wild Ones Awards 10 Seeds for Education Grants”

  1. Eric Grant


    Our director, Rachel Chanel Adams, has a philanthropic outreach with a peer-to-peer non-profit learning center in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti called Bisou Bisou Haiti. They are looking to implement ways to teach the students about sustainability, gardening, and protecting the planet.

    Do you know of any programs that would donate to the creation of a garden at the center in Port-Au-Prince or would sponsor some of the students with a travel grant to come to the US and learn about the learn the practice in order to return to PAP and teach the students there? Any information would be helpful.

    More information can be found about the partnership can be found here:



    • janetrothe


      Thank you for contacting Wild Ones. I am not aware of a program in your area that would support the creation of a garden.

      I would suggest investigating the below organizations to see if they may be helpful.


      I wish you the best in creating a pollinator garden! It’s always fun to hear from folks that are working to create a better environment.