Hello, OpenAg community!
I wrote grants throughout college, and have experience with the agricultural nonprofit sector. Many private and government organizations offer grants and funding for programs related to child agricultural education. Many of these are specifically targeted at nontraditional agriculture, and programs where the students build the system themselves.
It is encouraging to see so many conversations taking place about Food Computer builds in classrooms, and incorporating OpenAg into education! Please share your story of acquiring funding, and any opportunities you may be aware of to acquire funding for a PFC.
I will be putting together a brief for fellow educators with information about some of the best available grants, and ways to apply for them. What I would love from the Open Ag community is to know how educators are currently going about funding the projects in their classrooms. I will try to find opportunities that are available to everyone in the U.S., but if other community members have suggestions for international or state specific funding, please provide that.