The Garden 'n Grow Gardener's NotebookThe cost of running a Garden 'n Grow program for 20 children is about $1,500.

The registration fee for the Garden 'n Grow program is $35 per gardener, which covers the insurance, supplies for the lessons, gardens, notebooks and shirts for the kids.

University of Missouri Extension can provide assistance in helping local groups with fundraising ideas and activities. Often, local civic groups or other community organizations can help sponsor the program or fund scholarships for the children. Local garden centers may also donate seeds, transplants and garden supplies.