Planting for our Future

The Planting for our Future Project seeks to raise awareness increasee understading of Urban Forest issues, and further grow the City's canopy all while using tres to teach students important cross-curricular lessons. As a part of this project, we are offering teachers and school administrators and/or collaborating GRPS/parents the funding, technical assistance, trees, or support to host an urban forest project or event within your school.

Any Grand Rapids Public School Teacher or Administrator, or collaborating GRPS/parent teams are eligible for funding to host a Spring or Fall planting or school forestry project. Ideal projects and events will have meaningful student learning opportunities and involve parents and local residents in expanding, protecting, or enhacin our City's Urban Forest.

Planting for our Future Resources

Mini Grant Application


Sample Lesson Plans

Planting for our Future Contacts

Grand Rapids Public Schools Contact
Kristen Trovillion, Green Schools Fellos (
U.S. Green Building Council - Center for Green Schools
Grand Rapids Public Schools
900 Union Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
o: 616-819-1032