As part of our suite of Agriculture Education programs, Inside Education is pleased to be working with Nutrients for Life and  Little Green Thumbs to bring you the opportunity to implement learning gardens in Alberta classrooms and school yards.


Wondering which one is right for you?


Nutrients for Life

Little Green Thumbs


7-12 (preferred but not limited to)


Money awarded

Class Project Grant (up to $500)


Garden supplies awarded


Better for indoor or outdoor setups


Indoor gardens only

Geared towards learning about…

Soil and nutrients, agricultural sustainability, food accessibility

Plant growth, food production and accessibility, 

Cross curricular resources available



Required training for successful applicants


Final reporting commitment includes

Video or written report at the end of the funding term

Progress report and completion of survey at end of each school year


Apply Here
 Applications close March 31st, 2023

Applications currently closed - Applications to open June 1, 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year.

PD Opportunity

Whether you already have a school learning garden that you would like to expand or would like to create a new one  – this is your chance! - Inside Education is hosting a Learning Gardens Teacher Networking Event. Join us for a virtual  session on Thursday, April 20th, from 3:30-5:30pm to learn more about using gardening as a teaching tool, the importance of soil and nutrients in gardening, and have a chance to connect with and be inspired by other classroom and school gardens across the province.

Successful applicants for either program will be rolling up their sleeves and filling up their plates with knowledge on food production, sustainability and encouraging environmental stewardship from the ground up!

Classroom gardens provide valuable learning environments for your students to:

  • Engage in project-based learning about food security and 
  • Build environmental awareness, stewardship, and agriculture literacy skills
  • Develop inquiry-based learning skills
  • Foster collaboration, teamwork and leadership in their community



PD Opportunity

Additional Teaching Resources

Nutrients for Life has teaching resources related to the science of food production and agricultural sustainability.
Check it out

Little Green Thumbs has activities and resources detailing parts of a plant, plant needs, how food gets from farm to table and more.
Check it out

Contact program coordinator Kat Hill with any questions.

Please inquire if you would like more detail or have a special program request!

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