Friday, May 13, 2011

Funding Opportunities for Community Gardens

From the American Community Gardening Association website:



Deadline:  May 22, 2011

Wanted: Community Gardening Heroes
Enter for your chance to win up to $20,000 for your community garden, sponsored by Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi's
Giving through Growing


Deadline:  May 30, 2011

Wanted: Stories about Gardening to Prevent Childhood Obesity
$250 grants for articles for ACGA's 2011 Greening Review
Download
submittal instructions.


There are more funding opportunities listed on the ACGA website: http://communitygarden.org/learn/resources/funding-opportunities.php. Please check it out!  Some large, some small - there is something there for everyone.

It never hurts to try for funding!  Since your gardens do not "produce monies", but instead "produce yummies" - you should always be on the lookout for opportunities like these. A portion of the "sustainability" of your Gardens does revolve around financial viability.

By the way, if you have not added your Community Garden to the directory on the ACGA website, please do so. If you are listed, please make sure that there are not duplicate entries; if they exist please contact ACGA to correct the listings.

Good luck, everyone!