Garden Grants Galore!
Friends of Burlington Gardens will award forty $1,000 mini-grants this spring to groups developing or expanding school community gardens in Vermont. The mini-grant program provides reimbursements for garden infrastructure items including top soil and compost, water systems, fencing, hand tools and more. Prospective applicants are invited to attend a free mini-grant planning workshop to be held January 29 in Burlington, February 19 in Derby, or February 26 in Rutland. Grant applications must be submitted by March 15, with recipients announced on April 12. Visit the Friends of Burlington Gardens website for more information.
In related news, the New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) has announced that grants of up to $2,500 are available to community garden groups and organizations with annual budgets of $100,000 or less. Applications are due by February 15. More information is available on NEGEF’s website.