This year’s VSGA grant applications closed on Friday 24th April. The VSGA received an amazing 230 entries from schools vying for 1 of the 8 grant categories available. As with last year’s entries, the judges were impressed with the quality of applications submitted and the amazing gardening projects proposed. Some categories proved to be more popular than others with edible garden and maintenance grants being highly sort after. It was extremely difficult selecting the successful recipients.
From the increase in grants submitted this year, it is clear school gardens are fast becoming seen as an important part of schools infrastructure, not only for appearance purposes but as outdoor classrooms. Once a place for playing, school gardens now play a crucial role in hands on learning.
Whether successful or not, we hope all school garden projects will come to life and outdoor classrooms and classes continue to grow in all schools. Please press here for the 2015 VSGA Grant Results.