Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Community garden grant promotion from Scotts Miracle Gro

Scotts grant recipient marker, Tallahassee, Florida.

Leading up to and in honor of the company's 150th anniversary in 2018, Scott Miracle Gro launched a multi-year program to promote the development of community gardens and green spaces across the country, with the goal of fostering the development of 1000 new gardens and spaces.

This year's program offers up to $1,500 to community groups to support their efforts to create "edible gardens, flower gardens and public green spaces" in their neighborhoods.

Eligibility: US organizations must be 501(c)3 nonprofits.
Grants are also made to Canadian and European organizations through separate programs.
Deadline: 2/13/2015
Webpage with more information

Median green space beautified and maintained by the Quesada Gardens Initiative
on 3rd St. in San Francisco.  Photo by Chris Carlsson.

Granted the grants are small, but can help. One past grant recipient is the Quesada Gardens Initiative in San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood.

See "From Gangs to Gardens: How Community Agriculture Transformed Quesada Avenue" from Yes Magazine. and "Quesada Gardens wins national award," from the 5800 3rd St. blog.

Another grant recipient is the Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone in Cleveland (ICIC story; case study from Sustainable Cleveland)

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