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The Sacramento Valley Chapter of CNPS supports the “Kids in Native Gardens” reimbursable grant program, which is designed to help bring California native plants into the hands and minds of school children and local community garden visitors. Apply now for your kids' school or neighborhood community garden!

So far, over 20 elementary schools and one community garden has taken advantage of our chapter’s grant program. Your site must be within the Sacramento Valley Chapter geographic area. $100 will be reimbursed for the purchase of California native plants. These plants can be purchased at any CNPS chapter plant sale or at the various native plant nurseries in the Sacramento Valley area. To download a list of native plants that grow successfully in our area and for theme gardens (such as for butterflies), please look at plant lists developed by our Chapter.

The goal of this grant program is to have children learn about and recognize some of the locally native plants growing in their school or community garden.  Knowing the plants leads to learning about the insects, birds, and mammals that recognize those plants as home or food. Watch your garden come alive with native bees, butterflies, and birds!

If you are interested in helping your school or community garden receive reimbursement for native plants, just have your school garden coordinator fill out the application and submit it at your convenience. The Sacramento Valley CNPS board will review your application as received and get back to you right away.

For any questions about the program, please contact Jennifer Hogan, Sacramento Valley CNPS School Gardens Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .