Ashton Elementary Seedlings for Schools Garden. Photo provided by Kelly Griffith.

2022 Seedlings for Schools grant winners announced

Pictured above: 2021 Seedlings for Schools garden at Ashton Elementary.

The Florida Wildflower Foundation (FWF) has awarded the 2022 Seedlings for Schools grant to 30 schools throughout Florida. Schools that are awarded receive an assortment of native wildflower seedlings, gardening guidance and curriculum resources, including the Foundation’s Wild About Wildflowers! Activity Guide. The seedlings will arrive at schools in September 2022.

The recipient schools span 16 counties throughout Florida. To qualify, teachers submitted an application along with photos of their prepared garden site to show that it would be suitable for growing native wildflower seedlings. Volunteers from the schools and communities will support the students in growing successful gardens. Volunteers include parents, local garden club members, master naturalists, master gardeners, horticulturalists, landscapers and volunteers from local environmental organizations, amongst others.

“We are thrilled to familiarize youth with the native biodiversity of Florida,” FWF Program Coordinator Rose Kinane commented. “We hope that learning about ecology while tending to their native wildflower gardens will empower this next generation to feel connected to our natural world.”

The Florida Wildflower Foundation provides these grants with help from the sale of the Florida state wildflower license plate.

2022 Seedlings for Schools Grant Awards

BrowardMarjory Stoneman Douglas High SchoolParkland
BrowardFairway Elementary SchoolHollywood
BrowardLakeside Elementary SchoolPembroke Pines
CitrusForest Ridge Elementary SchoolHernando
DuvalSeaside Charter NorthJacksonville
HillsboroughChiles Elementary SchoolTampa
HillsboroughCollins Elementary SchoolRiverview
HillsboroughBailey Elementary SchoolDover
LakeRound Lake Charter SchoolMount Dora
MarionOsceola Middle SchoolOcala
MartinIndiantown Middle SchoolIndiantown
MartinSeaWind Elementary SchoolHobe Sound
Miami-DadeMiami Country Day SchoolMiami
NassauFernandina Beach Middle SchoolFernandina Beach
OrangeHorizon High SchoolWinter Garden
OrangeStone Lakes Elementary SchoolOrlando
OrangeMonarch Learning AcademyOrlando
OsceolaOsceola Schools Environmental Study CenterKissimmee
PinellasSt Petersburg High SchoolSt. Petersburg
Saint LucieAnchored AcademyFort Pierce
Saint LucieSun Grove Montessori SchoolFort Pierce
Santa RosaGulf Breeze Montessori SchoolGulf Breeze
SarasotaAshton Elementary SchoolSarasota
SarasotaCranberry Elementary SchoolNorth Port
SarasotaMangrove School of SarasotaSarasota
SarasotaNewGate SchoolSarasota
SarasotaPine View SchoolOsprey
SeminoleIdyllwilde Elementary SchoolSanford
VolusiaSt. Peter Catholic SchoolDeland
VolusiaDeland High SchoolDeland