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Planning Your School Garden

Finding Supplies and Budgeting

Gardens for Learning: Creating and Sustaining Your School Garden Chapter 6 – Finding Supplies and Funding Your Garden

Budgeting Resources
Download this School Garden Materials and Resource Guide to help you create a budget of school garden program supplies.
School Garden Planning and Budgeting tools from Green Education Foundation which include a spreadsheet to fill out.

Finding / Requesting Materials
Craigslist and FreeCycle are both great web-based resources to search for materials. 
Search CalMax, a materials exchange site.
Inquire at University or Corporate Surplus “Stores” or programs
Donation Request Template garden stores (i.e. Home Depot and local companies)

Grants and Fundraising
Visit the CSGN Fund page grant and fundraising resources


More Resources

School Garden Planning Downloads
Published Books on Creating School Garden Programs
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