Sponsor a Theme Area

The 4-H Children's Gardens are possible through the generous donations of our sponsors and friends. Theme areas are sponsored by individuals, groups or businesses. When someone sponsors a theme area, a bronze plaque that contains the name of the theme area, the name of the donor and an inscription of the donor's choosing is added to the theme garden.

Everything you see, and all our programs are only possible because of these sponsorships.

If you know one of our sponsors, be sure to thank them for making this magical place we call the 4-H Children's Gardens possible.

If you would like to be a sponsor or a friend of the garden please contact us via email or give us a call: 517-355-5191 ext. 1-349

Here are some of the Theme Areas that are available to sponsor in the Outdoor Garden:

  • The Shady Path
  • Picnic Table

These Theme Areas in the Schoolyard Demonstration Garden still need a sponsor:

  • Outdoor Classroom
  • Green Roof
  • Garden Hoophouse
  • USDA Food Plate Garden
  • School Lunch Garden
  • The KinderGarden Garden
  • The First Grade Garden
  • The Second Grade Garden
  • The Third Grade Garden
  • The Fifth Grade Garden
  • The Rainbarrel Watering System
  • The Rainbow Garden
  • The Edible Plants Garden

These Theme Areas in the Indoor 4-H Children's Garden are also in need of a sponsor:

  • The Container Garden
  • The Butterfly Habitat Garden
  • The Follow Your Nose Garden
  • The Rainforest in My Kitchen Garden
  • The Honey Bee's Sweetest Garden
  • My Favorite Foods Garden
  • Garden Tunnel

Sponsor a Program

All of our programs are also fully supported by donations and sponsorships.

Give careful consideration to sponsoring one of these amazing programs:

  • Butterflies in the Garden
  • Seeds of Science
  • Stories for Sprouts and Seedlings
  • Stories in the Garden
  • Summer Family Programs

Please contact Dr. Norm Lownds for more information on becoming a sponsor at any level. We would love to work with you to insure that the 4-H Children's Gardens and programs continue to reach children of all ages for years to come!