Michael has written grants and project proposals for school garden programs in California and China. These grants and projects focused on procurement strategies, educational programs, and garden infrastructure. Michael's grants were successful on many accounts, but not on all. He successfully funded an expansive Farm to School program in his home district with a series of large and small grants supporting a network of projects oriented around food, agriculture, and sustainability projects in the classroom. Below is a sample from a grant application for a local foods procurement program.