Schools and youth-based education organizations in New York that have 1800 square feet or more of open space can receive 50 free white pine or white spruce seedlings through the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation School Seedlings program. “Provide young people with a hands-on way to understand natural systems, observe their environment, and learn key vocabulary. When students plant tree seedlings they can discover the structure and function of trees while building their awareness about conservation. As the trees mature they can serve as an ongoing living laboratory for young people to learn from.” Seedlings are shipped UPS. Learn more and apply by March 31 at the DEC website. We found a similar program in Pennsylvania, so check your state or join the American Heart Association’s Teaching Gardens Network here for resources and grant opportunities information.