The Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance, Apple Seeds, and the Access to Healthy Foods Research Group at Arkansas Children’s Research Institute have an exciting funding opportunity to announce thanks to the Kohl’s Cares Foundation.

Studies show that children are more likely to prefer fresh fruits and vegetables and have a greater willingness to try new foods when they receive hands-on gardening education along with nutrition education. To that end, $600 stipends are available to support the implementation of Growing My Plate, a six-lesson garden and culinary nutrition education curriculum. These funds can be used implement the curriculum including the purchasing of necessary kitchen equipment, recipe ingredients, gardening supplies and materials, and additional recipe ingredients to send home with students. Classes are designed for students 8 years and older.


In order to participate, you must:

  • Participate in training provided Apple Seeds.
  • Provide a budget report indicating how you used your funds.
  • Administer pre- and post-test surveys to participants.
  • Return all requested paperwork within one week of your course completion.

Contact Info

If you are interested, please visit to learn more and to complete an application.