The Tennessee Department of Agriculture has partnered with Tennessee Ag in the Classroom to begin accepting applications for the Community & School Gardens Initiative. The goal of the program is to establish sustainable gardens throughout the state and is funded through the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program.
Qualifying applicants include community groups, neighborhood associations, churches, public and private schools and farmers’ markets. Organizations must demonstrate in their application that they are able to coordinate educational programs, outreach and volunteers, special events, public relations, maintenance and security, local business contributions, finances and consistent community involvement.
The maximum an organization can request is $2,500. The minimum request is $500. Deadline for submitting applications will be Sept. 1.
For more information on the grants or to print an application, visit www.tnfarmbureau.org/communitygardens or contact Chris Fleming at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 931-388-7872 ext. 2759.