Plant a Prairie

Application period announced each Spring - Plants are delivered in the Fall at the beginning of the school year.

Who can receive a Plant A Prairie Garden Kit?

Kansas teachers are eligible to apply for free Plant A Prairie garden kits in the spring, with plants delivered in September at the start of the school year.    

Instructions for garden preparation, installing plants and links to classroom activities are included in the “Details” link below.

What does the Plant a Prairie Kit Contain?

Each Plant A Prairie garden includes 32 live plants (8 species)—enough for an 8 foot by 10 foot classroom garden—along with a native plant ID field guide, planting instructions, a Plant A Prairie garden sign, links to teaching resources, and expert advice via phone or email. Kansas teachers K-12 and leaders of youth organizations are eligible to apply. The number of kits is limited.

Click here for complete details - garden site preparation, installing and caring for plants, links to resources for classroom activities and downloadable PDF plant identification guides.

Click here for a listing of native plants, complete with blooming times, height, and sun and water requirements. You will receive eight of these species.

Click here print the Plant A Prairie application. Provide details about the garden site, describe how students will interact with the plants, and return the application to us.

The Plant A Prairie Project is made possible by a generous donation from the June and Gary Kliesen Memorial Fund.

KNPS has awarded over 100 Plant A Prairie Gardens to schools and public places across Kansas.