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All Gardens Welcome!

Gardens may be of any size and shape.  They may be for butterflies, flowers, fruits and vegetables, or agricultural crops.  Schools may use synthetic fertilizers, organic materials, or some combination thereof.  Greenhouses or nursery, raise-beds or large open plots – all are welcome.  As long as your garden is accessible to all the students and teachers in your school you are eligible to become an NFL School. 


Interested in joining the NFL Learning Garden Initiative in Manitoba?


1.    Register: Please send an email to Lisa Quinn at expressing your interest to join the program. In the email, include the following information: Contact name, Position, Email, Phone Number, School Name, School Address, City, Province, and Postal Code.  Please briefly mention why you would like to start a garden at your school and the types of resources and tools you might require (e.g., volunteer support, funding, garden supplies).


2.    Profile: Schools are then asked to create a profile of their schools’ garden in a templated format that will be provided to you.


3.    Application Review: Green Manitoba (Manitoba Hub) and NFL Canada will review school’s application and select successful schools in the early spring. 


4.    Signing Agreement: Successful Learning Garden Schools will be sent a Contribution Agreement to be signed and returned to Green Manitoba. Successful School garden Schools will be sent a Letter of Agreement.


5. Payment: Upon signing, Learning Garden Schools will receive their initial payment per the payment schedule mentioned in the Agreement. For School Garden Schools, $500 (one-time payment) will be provided upon signing. All payments will come directly from Nutrients for Life Canada.