Finances & Fundraising


In this section, learn how to build a budget for your school garden and develop fund development and management strategies.



Questions to Consider:

  • Who will be in charge of financial management for our garden?

  • Will our school absorb hard costs such as water and school staff labor, or will we need to include those costs in our budget?
  • What expenditures will be necessary as we implement our garden plan?
  • Which expenditures are absolute "necessities" and which are "accessories" that may be added as additional resources become available?
  • Are funds available from your employer, grants, sponsorships, projected revenue,etc.?
  • Where might we seek in-kind donations of space, supplies, seeds, labor, etc.?