Grow Your Park: Community Garden Grants for Parks & Rec
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is pleased to announce funding from the Darden Restaurants Foundation to make available grants for community gardens that benefit low-income families. Grants will range from $2,500 to $7,500 and may be used to build/expand community garden facilities or programs that result in the donation of produce. Applications are due Feb. 6.
NRPA also offers its Grow Your Park Handbook designed for park and recreation agencies to plan, fund, implement, and sustain community garden programs. This resource will help park and recreation professionals better serve their communities by increasing youth participation, nutritional awareness, and stewardship.