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Re: Grant funding sources

  • Subject: Re: [cg] Grant funding sources
  • From: Adam36055@aol.com
  • Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2003 14:20:21 EDT

Dear Mr. Bailey,

It might be useful in your decision making process to read through the 
various articles and links on the American Community Gardening Association website:  
 <A HREF="http://www.communitygarden.org/";>American Community Gardening 
Association</A>  . 

The sections on community garden start-ups and links of community gardens by 
state have been found to be quite helpful by folks looking at land and 
thinking "community garden" for many years.  Lot's of wheels there that have already 
been invented to choose from.

There are grant sources on the website, but it might be a good idea for you 
to figure out, once you have assembled a core of volunteers, what you want your 
community garden's mission to be. 

Community gardening is a big tent, which includes urgan housing project 
gardens of less than a 3rd of an acre or less, or as large as 10 acres in Madision, 
Wisconsin. Some are dedicated to raising food for low income neighborhood 
residents, others to raising food for seniors, food security groups (i.e., soup 
kitchens/food pantries) or as educational/rehabilitative facilities for 
schools, physically and mentally challenged people in which horticultural therapy is 
the mission, comunity beautification projects  and/or combinations of any of 
the above.  

I belong to a community garden in NYC which does most of the above, 8 blocks 
away from where the ball is dropped every year in Times Square. 

To paraphrase ex-speaker of the House of Representatives Tip O'Neill, "All 
community gardens are local." So you would have to figure what would work on 
your 22 acres, in your community, and whether you also have to create parking 
spaces for the volunteers. 

As a professional in Business and Fund Development for your rurally located 
hospital, I'm sure you know how to write a great grant.  Where to go for 
funding will become more apparent once you know where your garden's mission is going 
to be. 

Best wishes,
Adam Honigman
 <A HREF="http://www.clintoncommunitygarden.org/";>Clinton Community Garden</A>

<< Subj:     [cg] Grant funding sources
 Date:  8/26/03 1:38:02 PM Eastern Daylight Time
 From:  BailJ@drmc.com (Jason Bailey)
 Sender:    community_garden-admin@mallorn.com
 To:    community_garden@mallorn.com
 We are a non-profit hospital located in rural, central California, proposing 
to build a community garden on a vacant 22 acre parcel of land that we 
currently own.  I am familiar with the USDA as a funding source but I am also 
interested in searching for additional grant funding sources.  Any information would 
be greatly appreciated.
 Jason A. Bailey
 Business & Fund Development
 Delano Regional Medical Center
 www.drmc.com >>

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