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The Donald Samull Classroom Herb Garden Grant

The Herb Society of America, as a recipient of a bequest from the estate of Donald Samull, has established two herb garden grants for teachers in grades 3 through 6. Mr. Samull was an elementary school teacher who used his love of herbs in the classroom with his 3rd-6th grade students. These grants will ensure that his tradition of using herbs with students will continue for years to come.

Public and/or private 3rd through 6th grade teachers, with classes of a minimum of 15 students may apply for an indoor or an outdoor herb garden grant.

The Herb Society of America will award four (4) schools each year indoor window sill herb gardens. The classrooms selected will receive three (3) windowsill herb  garden kits including pots, soil, seeds and educational materials to use in the classroom. The Herb Society of America will provide the educational materials.

The Herb Society of America will select five (5) schools/classrooms to receive $200 "Seed Money" to establish an outdoor herb garden. The funds may be used for supplies such as soil, plant trays, containers, child or youth sized tools, etc. The school may need to seek additional funding and support from other sources. The Herb Society of America will provide the educational materials and herb seeds.

Samull Grant Application  (PDF)

Application deadline for 2014-15 academic year: October 1, 2014 with awards announced December 1, 2014.