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Free Milkweed for Schools and NonProfits

Main Project Information
Presented By Monarch Watch
Goal Incorporate milkweeds in educational gardens
Task Create and maintain a monarch habitat
Where Global, anywhere on the planet

If your school or non-profit educational organization is interested in this conservation measure, we can help you create a habitat for monarchs and pollinators. Please apply using this form:

Who will be considered for free milkweeds?
Applicants that demonstrate the following will be given higher rankings:

Schools will be given highest priority and will be reviewed first
Informal education groups will be given second-highest priority

Educational goals of garden clearly described
A clear, long-term maintenance plan for the garden space
Adequate space (>100 square feet) and light (>6 hrs per day)
Spring/Summer/Fall nectar sources existing or to be added in addition to milkweed
Administrative support
– Demonstrate in writing that landscape crews will not pull the plants or re-purpose the space in the foreseeable future
– Recognizes the value of monarch and pollinator habitat.
You will commit to sending an evaluation of the garden success and spring/summer/fall photos of the planting and maintenance of the garden
– We will send a survey in the Fall for photo submissions and garden evaluations
All application materials must be complete prior to review by Monarch Watch

How to Join
Materials List Garden tools, Nectar Plants, Computer, geographic coordinates, Photos of the site, Map of the site, Letter of support, sample application, Grant Application
Ideal Age Group Elementary school (6 - 10 years), Middle school (11 - 13 years), High school (14 - 17 years), College, Graduate students
Ideal Frequency Per week
Average Time Several hours
Training Materials
Media Mentions
and Publications
Tags caterpillars, conservation, education, garden, gardening, habitat, library, master gardeners, master naturalists, monarch, monarch waystation, restoration, school garden, scouts
Project Updated 05/23/2018