Funder: Wild Ones Institute of Learning and Development; Opportunity: 2017 Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Fund; Funding Focus: Science and outdoor education; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Schools and nonprofits; Funding: Multiple awards of up to $500 each; Deadline: Oct. 15.
Summary: Funding encourages the planting of native species in school garden plots. Funding supports the creation of a native plant community in an educational setting such as an outdoor classroom. Funds can be used to plant wildflowers and native grasses to attract songbirds and butterflies to a schoolyard garden. Funds can also be used to support developing and maintaining an interpretive trail landscaped with native plant communities.