The Klorane Botanical Foundation of Pierre Fabre Laboratories is committed to supporting programs to teach respect for the environment and protect nature through the preservation of plant species and biodiversity. Designed to further their mission, the Budding Botanist Grant will help our youngest citizens learn about plants, explore their world and inspire them to take care of the life they discover in their local ecosystems.
Up to $2,500 plus $500 in tools and educational materials.
To be eligible you must be a Title I public or charter school serving K-12 in the United States and planning a new or expanding school garden program designed to teach students about environmental sustainability and the importance of biodiversity.
Grant winners must be willing to host a garden celebration planned with the help of KidsGardening and the Klorane Botanical Foundation between March and June of 2019. Winners must be open to hosting guests from local media outlets at these events. They must also distribute and collect media release forms for all participating students. Information about the garden programs of grant recipients will be shared through images and videos digitally and through social media. All funded gardens must be able to be installed by the end of the 2018-2019 school year.
Grant recipients will also be required to complete an end of the year report, providing a minimum of 5-10 digital images of the garden program (with parental release forms for photos of youth as needed) by December of 2019 to document the impact of the program on your students and community.
Applications are due on November 19, 2018.