Friday, January 18, 2008

Grant of the Week: New Community Gardens in Madison

The Community Action Coalition for South Central WI, New Garden Fund Grants Program is currently accepting applications for the creation of new community gardens in Madison.

"Who should apply? Groups eligible to apply include:

* new and existing gardens in Southwest Madison,
* new housing developments at the edges of the city,
* existing gardens hoping to expand (by adding new plots for new gardeners),
* neighborhoods lacking community garden space that want to create new gardens,
* existing gardens where leases are being lost due to development, etc. that need to be relocated."

Applications are due on Friday, January 25, 2008. Grants will be given out in early March 2008.

"Requests from anywhere in the city can be up to $2000. In the southwest neighborhoods, larger requests are welcome, up to a maximum of $20,000. The grants can help pay for water systems, fences, raised beds, etc."

"Please contact Janet Parker, Community Action Coalition for South Central Wisconsin, Inc - Food & Gardens, at 246-4730, Ext. 218, for a grant application and a resource packet on how to start your own community garden in Madison. "

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