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 www.agriculture.arkansas.gov/aad-programs.

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