Does your school have a garden? Schools in Arkansas have a chance to show off their gardens while they compete for money and awards in the 'Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year Contest.'    

According to a press release the following categories and prize levels are:

Best School Garden Start-Up Proposal - $500

Best Nutrition Education Based Garden - $500

Best Community Collaboration Garden - $500

Best Environmental Education Focused Garden - $500

Overall Winning Arkansas Grown School Garden of the Year - $1,000

To enter applicants must be an Arkansas school, grades pre-K through 12, that had a school garden open during the 2018-2019 school year, or any schools planning to start a garden in the 2019-2020 school year.

The deadline for submission is August 30.   Online entry forms and program requirements are available at

The contest is sponsored by the Arkansas Agriculture Department and Farm Credit.

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