Gardening is a pastime that people have enjoyed since the beginning of time. Whether gardening for food or just as a hobby, gardening can be a great way to get outside and enjoy nature. It is also a good way to know where your food is coming from to ensure it is healthy and good to eat.
According to AARP, here are five other benefits of gardening:
- It boosts vitamin D levels.
- Gardening also decreases the risk of dementia.
- In addition, it fights stress and helps improve mood.
- It is a good form of aerobic exercise.
- Finally, it gives an opportunity for social interaction in a community.
Many schools or communities have recently started local garden projects for these very reasons. Especially in low-income areas, these gardens can be essential to making sure families and residents have access to proper nutrients. This is why GrantWatch is sharing five grants today that can help fund these gardens.
Five Grants to Help Your Green Thumb
- Grants of up to $1,000 to U.S. students ages 18 and under for projects to benefit their community. Funding may go to a variety of creative projects, such as playgrounds, nature trails, animal shelters, school and community gardens, facemask donations, programs for seniors, and more.
- There are also grants of up to $500 to U.S. state and individual garden clubs and other plant-related organizations for educational programs on native flora. Funding is for direct programming costs. Organizations may collaborate with agencies and other organizations to co-sponsor a forum.
- Grants to U.S., Canada, and International nonprofits to benefit local communities through the maintenance and enhancement of outdoor environments and spaces. Eligible projects include, but are not limited to, community gardens, landscaping, tree-planting, and the improvement of parks.
- In addition, there is funding for nonprofits and registered charities to support the building of sustainable school gardens. Funding is to promote civic involvement, foster a culture of giving, strengthen communities, and raise awareness of grassroot initiatives dedicated to improving the livelihood and wellbeing of local neighborhoods.
- Finally, there is in-kind support for U.S. nonprofits, individuals, seed libraries, community gardens, schools, and educational programs to provide seeds. Assistance is also available to support gardens and farms that have been impacted by disasters. Funding is for groups that will share their harvest, share seeds with other groups in need, and for educational programs.
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