Announcing $500 Mini-grants for Community Gardens

Tags: Food & Shelter, Health, Neighborhoods, alexandria. grants, childhood, childhood obesity action network, community, Gardens, obesity

 

The Alexandria Childhood Obesity Action Network is excited to announce its second year of mini-grants to support community gardens! 

Purpose

To increase access to healthy food, the Alexandria Childhood Obesity Action Network is sponsoring a mini-grant program to create community gardens and nutrition classes for low-income people in apartment complexes, shelters, transitional housing sites, places of worship, or nonprofit organizations.  

Grants

Grants up to $500 will be made to qualifying applicants.  Funds may be used for the purchase of seeds, plants, tools, soil amendments, soil tests, storage sheds, and other garden supplies, and food and supplies for nutrition classes.  Funds may not be used for salaries.

Grant recipients will receive gardening education and assistance in starting the garden from Master Gardener volunteers and in nutrition classes from Master Food volunteers.  

Applications are due March 29, 2013

If you have any questions about this incentive program, please contact Carrie Fesperman Redden at the Alexandria Health Department at 703-746-4914 or Carrie.Fesperman@vdh.virginia.gov  

Apply for a mini-grant online here:  http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YBGBTRT

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