Since 2004, IEUA has reached over 19,000 students with its award winning Garden in Every School® program. The Garden in Every School® program (GIES) educates the school family and community about water-wise usage through a garden landscape, featuring drought tolerant plants and efficient irrigation.
The program works as an assisted grant: first, applicants participate in a mandatory introductory workshop. Then, selected applicants are awarded a grant valued at $4,500 for IEUA to assist in the installation of an up to 2000 square foot garden. The garden is designed, created, and installed through a series of hands on work sessions with teachers, parents, students, and program staff.
Garden Program Eligibility
Schools must attend the mandatory recruitment and program overview workshop, complete the grant application, possess the commitment of the facilities manager, appoint a lead teacher, parent, and principal, and have the superintendent’s approval. Sites are limited to 2,000 square feet and must have, or have the means to create a dedicated irrigation line in addition to electricity to the proposed site. Schools must commit hands on participation by teachers, parents and students on specified planting and garden work days.
Interested in having a garden at your school?
- The application submission period for program year 2017/2018 has ended. We are unable to accept new applications at this time. For information on program year 2018/2019, please visit our website in early December 2017.
- For more information please contact Katie Cabana at 909.993.1925 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mini grant to schools with existing gardens. The application submission period has ended.
|2016 Arroyo Elementary Rolling Ridge Elementary Townsend Junior High Montclair High School|
|2015 Citrus Elementary
Eagle Canyon Elementary
Truman Middle School
|2014 Cal Aero Preserve Academy
Country Springs Elementary
Offered a mini grant to schools with existing gardens.
Vina Danks Middle
|2011 Monte Vista Elementary
Los Osos High
|2010 Rancho Cucamonga High School
|2009 Stork Elementary
Baldy View Elementary
Howard Cattle Elementary
|2008 Anna Borba Elementary
Ontario Center School
Ranch View Elementary
|2007 Chaparral Elementary
Linda Vista Elementary
EJ Marshall Elementary
Los Amigos Elementary
Oak Park Elementary
Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary
|2006 Buena Vista-Arts Integrated
El Rancho Elementary
Victoria Groves Elementary
|2005 Coyote Canyon Elementary
Foothill Knolls Elementary
Hidden Trails Elementary
North Tamarind Elementary
|2004 Alta Loma Elementary
Butterfield Ranch Elementary
Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) and Partnering Agencies: Chino, Chino Hills, Chino Basin Water Conservation District, Cucamonga Valley Water District, Fontana Water Company, Monte Vista Water District, Ontario Municipal Utilities Company, and Upland.
Garden in Every School® is a registered trademark of the National Garden Association.