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Saturday, February 6, 2016

GARDEN CORNER: NEVER TOO EARLY TO THINK SPRING



RECEIVE $250 TOWARD ESTABLISHING OR EXPANDING AN EDIBLE GARDEN!

One of the goals at Food Bank of Central New York is to engage partner agencies and community members in projects supporting community food security. With our Garden Grant program, awards of $250 each will be given to agencies that want to establish a “growing food” garden, or would like to expand their current garden.
Awards will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. It is a rolling application process with no deadline to apply. Programs will have to meet the criteria outlined in the application and provide all the information to receive the award. The application can be accessed online under Get Help/Community Services. The Food Bank accepts applications year round, allowing for spring, summer or fall garden installations, meaning your edible garden can be planted and grown throughout the year.

The grant provides a $250 reimbursement for all your growing needs. If requested, garden installation and start-up may be assisted by Beth Seeley, Community Nutrition Educator at (315)437-1899 ext. 222. The Food Bank partner agency will be responsible for maintaining and sustaining the garden and, of course, reaping the reward of freshly grown produce!

Edible gardens help increase food security in your area and nurture a meaningful connection between our community and growing nutritious fresh foods. So Let’s Get Growing!