The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education Grant Program gives small monetary grants to schools, nature centers, and other nonprofit and not-for-profit places of learning in the United States, including houses of worship, with a site available for a stewardship project.

Project goals should focus on enhancement and development of an appreciation for nature using native plants. Projects must emphasize involvement of students and volunteers in all phases of development, and increase the educational value of the site. Creativity in design is encouraged, but must show complete and thoughtful planning. The use of, and teaching about, native plants and the native-plant community is mandatory, and the native plants must be appropriate to the local ecoregion and the site conditions (soil, water, sunlight).

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