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

*support provided by Nutrien


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


Applications currently closed.
Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will reopen in the fall of 2024

Applications currently closed.
Applications will re-open May 1, 2024

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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