Community garden grant promotion from Scotts Miracle Gro
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.
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)