Garden Club

Create a garden space for children to learn, play, and grow nutritious food

Garden club is a program for children to play, build social networks, and learn about how food is grown. Gardening provides children with an excellent opportunity to get outside, get their hands dirty, and explore their local environment. Gardening activities also help develop children’s social skills, improve happiness, and boost creativity by encouraging children to cooperate and build comrad...

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Garden club is a program for children to play, build social networks, and learn about how food is grown. Gardening provides children with...

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Funding Available
$2,000 per new project
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To access funding

  • Complete a 30 Day Challenge
  • Report the impact of your project
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$2,000 per new project
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“I have always admired planting vegetables using different planters but had no idea how to start. With this training on urban farming, I plan to start a small garden around our home.”

Garden Club
Head girl-Emen Memorial School

How to start a project on ChangeX

  • 1

    Create your project page

    Click the green start button to register and set up your project page. It’s quick, free and easy.

  • 2

    Complete a 30 Day Challenge

    Complete simple steps in 30 days to start your project and access funding.

  • 3

    Activate your project

    Follow the 5 Step Guide and your action plan to bring the project to life.

  • 4

    Share impact

    Share an impact summary to access the remaining funding and continue your project.

Great for

  • Someone that works at a school, community center, library, or club
  • Someone that loves to garden and wants to share that love with others
  • Someone that loves hands-on activities that encourage play and learning

Garden Club project essentials

5 Step Guide

  • Determine the purpose, manager, members, and a feasible management plan
  • Determine your garden's location
  • Plan your garden
  • Create your garden
  • Mantain your garden


Suggested: You will need to dedicate 2 to 5 hours per week to start and maintain this project. Yearly schedule will depend on location and local climate. The manager(s) will need to dedicate the most time to the garden.


More information on how to get started and any resources shared by the Garden Club

17 Garden Club projects have already been started

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Meet the Social Innovator

Welcome to Seed Programs Garden Club on ChangeX! It's time to spread the joy of gardening with your communities around the US. Garden ecosystems house a variety of plants, insects, and soil organisms. They can be essential spots to grow food, attract pollinators, and learn about the outdoors. Find out how you can create a living classroom with wonderful hands-on learning opportunities for children to learn and play.

Robyn Love, President of Seed Programs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why a 30 day challenge?

    The 30 Day Challenge was developed by our Team based on our experience working with communities. We’ve learned that the first weeks are critical to build momentum and get off to a good start with any community project. Teams who complete these steps within the first month are much more likely to successfully complete their project!

    The Challenge is a series of simple steps that each applicant has to complete to get their project off the ground and unlock funding, if there is funding currently available for that idea in your region. Steps include watching a video and/or reading content, having a call with a ChangeX team member, forming a team so that you have support, having your first team meeting, sharing a team photo, and sharing a project action plan.

  • What can funding be used for?

    Once funding is received it can be used to cover direct set-up costs of the new community project. For example space rental, insurance fees, seeds and planting materials, tools, training fees; pretty much any materials you might need for a project that benefits your community.

    Funds cannot be used for the costs of work that has already been carried out, costs unrelated to the setup and maintenance of the new project, payments to group members for their work on the project. Funds can’t be used for the promotion of religious causes, non-charitable activities, sponsorship or fundraising events. Please read the terms and conditions for further details.

  • How do I know if there is funding available?

    On idea pages, if there is funding available for the idea in your region you will see “Funding available” and the region listed in the turquoise box. When you first login you will also see a green banner at the top of the screen saying “live funds near you” if there is funding available in your region. The ChangeX homepage will feature those live funds near you.

    A note on the waitlist: when all the funding has been allocated to applicants, new applicants will go on a waitlist. If some applicants that are in the fund don’t successfully complete the 30 Day Challenge their funding will be released and can be then allocated to those on the waitlist. To see if you are going on a waitlist check the main fund page, ideas fully allocated will have the note “Join the waitlist” instead of “Apply to start”.

  • What is ChangeX?

    ChangeX is a platform that connects communities to proven ideas and funding.

    By empowering local changemakers with proven ideas from social innovators and accessible funding from our partners, we aim to build healthier, more inclusive and sustainable communities. Our work is aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and together with our partners, we aim to impact 1 billion people globally by 2030.

    • Communities: Get the funding, resources and support you need to start impactful projects in your community.
    • Social innovators: Connect with local changemakers, access funding to scale your idea, and impact more communities globally.
    • Funders: Fund the themes and regions they care most about, with measurable impact, and at global scale.

    We believe that by bringing the best social innovations and the world’s changemakers together in a shared community, we can accelerate the spread of innovations across the world and have a bigger impact. Together we aim to unleash the potential of changemakers by enabling collaboration, by sharing knowledge and resources, by connecting changemakers across different disciplines and innovations and by opening up access to the world’s best proven social innovations to everyone.

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