Discovery Education is partnering with Nutrients for Life in its recent launch of the Let It Grow Contest, an easy way for middle schools to receive funding to support the creation or maintenance of gardens. The contest is a part of the partnership’s collaborative effort, known as From the Ground Up: The Science of Soil, which highlights the important role soil science plays in feeding our world.

The Let It Grow contest invites teachers and community adults to vote daily for a middle school of choice to win a $5,000 agricultural grant, Nutrients for Life Foundation prize pack and MORE!

Adults may vote for their middle school daily simply by entering their email and answering 5 soil-related questions. The contest just began at the end of September and runs through March 7, 2016, so there is plenty of time for your daily votes to make a difference towards your middle school.

The eligible school with the most votes proportionate to the school’s student population will win the grand prize:

• One $5,000 grant to be used towards a garden/gardening supplies, and introduction to a local agronomist, one half day professional development session provided by a Nutrients for Life Regional Representative, a Nutrients for Life prize pack, and in-school celebratory winner event on/around Earth Day.

Five eligible schools with the next highest number of votes will receive the runner up prize:

• One $1,000 grant to be used towards a garden/gardening supplies and a Nutrients for Life prize pack.

Winners will be announced in April 2016, so start voting today to help your middle school win the Let It Grow contest! For more information about the official rules, visit Science of Soil’s website.