CITY OF COLUMBUS AND FRANKLIN COUNTY COMMUNITY GARDENS GRANT PROGRAM
Recognizing the many benefits of community gardens, the City of Columbus and Franklin County have partnered with The Columbus Foundation to support existing gardens and encourage the creation of new ones. A community garden is any piece of land gardened by a group of people for the betterment of the community. It can be urban, suburban, or rural. It can grow vegetables, fruits, herbs, or flowers. It can be one community plot, or many individual plots. Produce can be grown in containers, raised beds, or on a vacant piece of land. It can be at a school, church, hospital, or in a neighborhood. It can also be a series of plots dedicated to “urban agriculture” where the produce is grown for a market.
Grant awards will be made up to $2,000 for supplies and/or contractual services. Ongoing operational or personnel costs are not allowable expenses. Grant awards may call for additional requirements and reporting to the granting agencies.
Partial grants may be awarded including funding and in-kind product donations compliments of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company.
The workshop to find out about the grant will take place January 31 at 5:30 pm at the Columbus Foundation, 1234 E. Broad Street. Deadline for submitting the application is February 24.
Contact Hailey Stroup at email@example.com for complete information.