Yes, that’s a real thing. You can write a grant that helps you cover the expenses of a garden at your library! WOW! Okay, we’re running out of time…so let’s get crackin’ on those applications…
Here are two coming up soon (found through kidsgardening.org – a fantastic website!)
March 1 – 2012 Mantis Award (to receive a Mantis tiller/cultivator)
April 1 – 2012 Midwest Garden Grant (for those living in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin)
This is the time when grant applications are about to be due. I found an astonishing amount of regional and local gardening and food education grants across the country. Try search terms like your city/region/state name and ‘gardening grants 2012’.
Many local branches of Master Gardeners offer local grants! Reach out to your local group if you don’t already have a working relationship with them!