Community Gardens Grant Program
An offering of Community Gardens of Henry County, Inc. A 501(c)(3) Non-profit Organization Established in 2003 Mission: A volunteer organization established to serve the residents of Henry County by promoting a better sense of community through gardening, providing educational resources and opportunities for gardeners, serving as a vital food source for our community’s needy families and senior citizens, preserving gardening skills for future generations and being good stewards of the environment and green space. Benefits which enhance the quality of life for Henry County residents:
Eligibility: All residents of Henry County. Grant Criteria which must be demonstrated by applicants(s):
Potential Gardening sites may be various – examples: subdivisions, food deserts, public parks, public housing, private and farm land. No sale of vegetables or fruits from community garden will be permitted.
Grant Applications must be submitted on or before March 30 for spring/summer gardens and on or before August 1 of each year for fall/winter gardens for review by Grant Committee. Consideration shall be first given to applicants meeting one or more of the following criterions: new applicants, start-up gardens in food deserts, low-income neighborhoods, organizations serving those in need and the greatest number of families served.
Depending on demand for funding, grants shall also be considered to gardening enthusiasts who desire to enjoy the benefits of growing healthy food, and the other attendant benefits of gardening. Grants awarded shall be in the amount of $500.00 and used solely for start-up community gardens operations. An additional $250 may be applied for in the third year of garden operation at the discretion of Grant Committee Review by Community Gardens Grant Committee shall be every three months of garden operations for first year (two site visits and one written report) to ensure compliance with grant guidelines.
Liability: Community Gardens assumes no liability for operations of community gardens.