Welch's Harvest Grants

Thanks to everyone who participated in Welch’s Harvest Grants sponsored by Welch’s in collaboration with Scholastic and the National Gardening Association. We received thousands of applications from inspiring and creative programs from across the United States!

The selection process was very challenging because there are so many deserving applicants. Our evaluation team considers a variety of factors; in general, winning applications demonstrate clear goals, direct youth involvement in every aspect of the project, strong partnerships with the community to support the garden, and shared leadership responsibilities to ensure long-term sustainability.  

Congratulations to everyone who submitted an application. All of us at NGA, Welch’s and Scholastic applaud your efforts and contributions to youth gardening. Caring educators like you mean the world to children.

And special congratulations to the following schools who were selected to receive a school garden from Welch’s Harvest Grants.


$1000 Winner
Doris Henderson Newcomers School - Greensboro, NC
Sonoma Charter School - Sonoma, CA
PS 107 - Brooklyn, NY
Goldsboro Elementary School - Sanford, FL
Louise A. Conley Elementary School - Whitman, MA

$500 Winner
Tanner Williams Elementary - Wilmer, AL 
Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Alabama - Gadsen , AL
Utterback Middle School - Tucson, AZ 
Wilson Primary School - Phoenix, AZ
Auke Bay Elementary - Juneau, AK
Riverbend School - Juneau, AK
Barton/Lexa School District Elementary School - Barton, AR
Rector Elementary School - Rector, AR
Charter School of Morgan Hill - Morgan Hill, CA
Smiley Middle School - Denver, CO
Dos Rios Elementary School - Evans , CO
Franklin Elementary School - Stratford, CT
Jennings Elementary School - Fairfield , CT
Mcllvaine Early Childhood Center - Magnolia, DE
Cozy Critters Child Care - Frankford, DE
Watkins Motessori - Washington, DC
Jubilee JumpStart - Washington, DC
All Saints' Academy - Winter Haven, FL
West Broad Street YMCA Early Learning Center - Savannah, GA
Leapfrog Early Learning Academy - Union City, GA
University Laboratory School - Honolulu, HI
Perry Child Development Center - Perry, IA
Waverly Child Care and Preschool - Waverly, IA
Beard - Chicago, IL
Martin Luther King Laboratory School - Evanston, IL
International School of Indiana - Indianapolis , IN
Batesville Primary School - Batesville, IN
Wilson Elementary School - Caldwell, ID
South JHS - Boise, ID
Circle Benton Elementary - Benton, KS
Lakewood Middle School - Salina, KS  
T.C. Cherry Elementary - Bowling Green, KY
Washington County Schools - Springfield , KY
La. United Methodist Children's Home (Howard School) - Ruston, LA 
Louisiana State University Laboratory School - Baton Rouge, LA
Coffin Elementary School - Brunswick, ME
Wentworth Intermediate - Scarborough, ME
Barclay Elementary/Middle School - Baltimore, MD
Bais Yaakov School - Owings Mills, MD
The Rocking Unicorn Nursery School - West Chatham , MA
Haisley Elementary School - Ann Arbor, MI
Frank W. Brown Elementary School - New Boston, MI
Whittier Elementary School - Butte, MT
West Elementary - Great Falls, MT
Columbia MS 39429 - Coumbia, MS
Sudduth Elementary - Starkville, MS
St. John the Baptist - Mathasville, MO
City Garden Charter Motessori School - St. Louis, MO  
Nah Ah Shing Schools - Onamia, MN
Neill Elementary - Crystal, MN
St. Bernard's Grade School Child Care - Omaha, NE
Monroe Middle School - Omaha, NE
McDermitt Combined School - McDermitt, NV
Rose Warren Empowerment School - Las Vegas, NV
Nottingham School - Nottingham, NH
Auburn Village School - Auburn, NH
Raritan Valley YMCA - East Brunswick, NJ
Laurel Springs School - Laurel Springs, NJ
Red Mountain Middle School - Deming, NM
Atrisco Elementary School - Albuquerque, NM
Mercy Cares for Kids - Albany, NY
Early Learning Center - Rocky Mount , NC
Circle of Nations Wahpeton Indian School - Wahpeton, ND
Child Development - Grand Forks AFB, ND
Heritage Elementary School - Marion, OH
Northwestern Middle School - West Salem, OH
Beginnings Academy Lawton Public Schools - Lawton, OK
Agia Sophia Academy - Beaverton, OR
Harvey Scott K-8 - Portland, OR
Royersford Elementary School - Royersford , PA
Park Forest Middle School - State College, PA
Rocky Hill School - East Greenwich, RI
Highlander Charter School - Providence, RI
Montessori School of Anderson - Anderson, SC
H.E. Corley Elementary - Irmo, SC
M&M Preschool/ The Jungle School Age Program - Huron, SD
Crow Creek Elementary Tribal School - Fort Thompson, SD
Dr. William H. Brewster Elementary - Memphis, TN
The Monarch School - Houston, TX
The Discovery School @ Reeves-Rogers - Murfreesboro, TN
Starbright Preschool - Austin, TX
Gateway Preparatory Academy - Enoch, UT
Newport City Elementary School - Newport, VT
Hilltop Montessori School - Brattleboro, VT
Guilford Elementary School - Sterling, VA
Olympic Middle School - Shelton, WA
Mary Munford Elementary School - Richmond, VA
Enterprise Elementary - Federal Way, WA
East Omak Elementary - Omak, WA
Conner Street Elementary - Hurricane, WV
Page-Jackson Elementary School - Charles Town, WV
School District of Bayfield - Bayfield , WI
Stormonth School - Milwaukee, WI
Linford Elementary School - Laramie, WY
UW Early Care and Education Center - Laramie, WY

Thanks again to all who participated, and best wishes for continued growth and success in the garden, and with the important work you are doing. Check back again to see videos and pictures of school gardens in action! 

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