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Cobb County Government

100 Cherokee Street, Marietta, GA, 30090, US

Dig 'n the Dirt Grant Application

Children today spend more time indoors, disconnected from the natural world. The results are diseases like obesity and juvenile diabetes, social dysfunction and behavior issues. As educators, we’re sure you would agree that your time is better spent teaching your students in an engaging, interactive environment. One solution? Get them into the garden!

Garden programs provide a dynamic environment where children can learn and play at the same time. They experiment, discover, gain confidence, build self-esteem, and gain an appreciation for the amount of work required to bring food to the table. The purposes of the Dig’n The Dirt Program are two-fold: 1) to provide opportunities to school children through school gardens to experience and study nature, and 2) to learn how to grow and appreciate fruits, vegetables and flowers. Outdoor garden lessons can be integrated across the curriculum and children can overcome nature-deficit disorder with just a few hours of wonder in the garden. When you choose to plant a garden with children, the world is on track to becoming a healthier place. So tell us your plans for your school garden and how it will impact your students and the community.

Contact Information

School Address:

Please answer all of the following questions. You may upload photograph(s) at the end of the application.

Do you currently have a school garden?

Have you previously received funds from Keep Cobb Beautiful for a garden project?

Are you a Title I school?

Do you currently have a garden curriculum in place?

If possible please provide an image or photograph of a sample lesson plan:

What is your budget for the project?

If possible, please provide an image of photograph of your budget sheet (Template available at the bottom of printable version);

Do you have partnerships with business and/or local community groups (PTA, County Extension, etc)?

Do you currently have a Junior Master Gardener Program?

Is your school currently a Cobb Green School?

Would you like to upload an image?

Upload Photograph(s)

One last thing...

The following is optional and will have no impact on your grant application.

I have a curriculum, a working garden and am available to act as a mentor.

I'm just starting a garden and would like to be considered for the mentoring program.