People’s Garden Grant Program

Via the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition:

On Tuesday, July 26, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) of USDA announced the availability of grants of up to $150,000 through its People’s Garden Grant Program. The program will fund projects to facilitate the creation of produce, recreational, and/or wildlife gardens in urban and rural areas, which will provide opportunities for food access and science-based informal education, particularly in urban and rural areas with persistent poverty or food insecurity. Approximately $725,000 in total funding is available.

This is an opportunity for emerging Farm to School programs to seek funding to establish or improve school-based or community gardens as venues for hands-on nutrition education and experiential learning.

State colleges and universities, agricultural extension services, independent school districts, nonprofits, and individuals are eligible to apply for the People’s Garden Grant Program. Applications are available through the federal governments online applications portalThe deadline is August 26, 2011. Read more…

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