School Stakeholder Garden
Leon County’s Stakeholder Garden Program
This application package is for schools seeking support for gardens operated on non-County property
for education purposes.
Overview, Eligibility and Appropriate Sites
School Stakeholder gardens include gardens at schools or nearby facilities intended for use by students.
Such gardens, whose purposes are for civic improvement (including education, growing fresh produce to
address food security issues, or neighborhood revitalization) are eligible to apply for County support. The
garden must be within Leon County. Gardens located outside of Tallahassee’s city limits must be
operated in compliance with Section 10-6.816 of the Code of Laws of Leon County, governing the
establishment and operation of community gardens. Recipients of garden grants shall agree to post a sign
to be supplied by Leon County.
Those applying for support of a garden to be hosted by an organization other than a school, please
complete the application found here: www.GrowingGreen.org
Steps in Garden Application Process
1. Submit the completed application to Tessa Schreiner.
2. A site visit is mandatory prior to application approval. An agent from Leon County Cooperative
Extension will be in contact to schedule the site visit, which should be completed within 10 business days
of the submission of a completed application.
3. The package will be reviewed by County staff for compliance
with Leon County’s Community Garden Policy and the applicant
will be notied of the status of the application within 30 days of
submitting a completed application.
4. Grantees will need to ll out a Leon County New Vendor form and a
federal W-9 form from the IRS in order to receive a check.
5. Update Leon County on garden progress by February 1 of each year. A template is
provided on the website, but creativity is encouraged.
If you have questions about the preparation of your application,
please contact Tessa Schreiner at the above information.
Once application package is complete, send to:
Tessa Schreiner, Leon County Sustainability & Recycling Manager
Mail: Ofce of Resource Stewardship
7550 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32311