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Gardening for Food Fund

Gardening for Food Fund

STATUS: Not currently accepting applications

TIMELINE: Grants will be awarded annually in the spring; applicants can reapply every other year

AMOUNT AWARDED ANNUALLY: Grants of up to $350. Applicants must secure a 50% match from other sources (For example, if requesting $200, a $100 match is required).

DESCRIPTION: The Gardening for Food Fund was established to support groups starting or continuing a garden or those teaching gardening skills, collectively or in a smaller group setting, and applying those skills to food production, and generating yield. The Fund is based on the understanding that people working together in community connection is as important to human health as is the process of learning gardening.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Grants will be made to a 501(c)(3) public charity OR teacher to implement project-based programs for students in grades K-7 within a public school.

PROJECTS MUST

  • Support diversity by bringing people of all ages and many differences (sexual orientation, gender, beliefs, abilities and disabilities) to work together
  • Benefit residents of Barnstable County
  • Have a knowledgeable leader
  • Engage participants in hands-on learning
  • Accept all levels of gardening experience, from beginners to advanced gardeners

PROJECTS MIGHT INCLUDE:

  • Tribal gardens
  • Youth gardens
  • Healing gardens
  • Herbal gardens
  • Disability gardens
  • Community gardens

GRANTS WILL NOT FUND:

  • Projects with a political agenda
  • Farm animals
  • Operating expenses
  • Food for meetings
  • Fundraising activities
  • Basic gardening tools (specialty tools will be considered)

ELIGIBLE COSTS:

  • Growing containers (e.g. 5 gallon containers from hardware store)
  • Plant stock (e.g. seed, potatoes)
  • Soil augmentation (e.g. fertilizer)
  • Seeds (preferably non GMO seeds)
  • Other materials needed according to grant proposal, e.g., special tools

GRANT APPLICATION: Use this link for all grant applications.

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