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