Plant a Prairie

2023 Applications Accepted April 1 to May 15

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.    

Grant applications will be accepted April 1 through May 15, 2023.

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.