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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
Description

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: biosurvey.ku.edu/2017-application-free-milkweed-nonprofits-and-schools

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
Website http://monarchwatch.org/bring-back-the-monarchs/milkweed/free-milkweeds-schools-nonprofits/
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 https://www.stlouis-mo.gov/government/departments/mayor/initiatives/sustainability/monarchs/upload/Final-Educator-Guide.pdf
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