Gardening is a pastime that people have enjoyed since the beginning of time. Whether gardening for food or just as a hobby, the activity can be a great way to get outside and enjoy nature. It is also a 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 some grants today that can help fund these gardens.
Grants to Improve Your Green Thumb
- Firstly, there are grants of $2,500 to USA schools and organizations for youth-centered gardening projects.
- Grants of up to $1,000 are open 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.
- In addition, there is funding for nonprofits and registered charities to support the building of sustainable school gardens.
- Additionally, there are grants to California elementary and middle schools for gardening projects that benefit children in grades K-8.
- Grants of $1,500, grants of $10,000, and in-kind support are also open to Georgia nonprofits, government agencies, and community groups in eligible counties to improve local community gardens.
- Funding of up to $3,000 and donations are available to Ohio nonprofits, schools, neighborhood groups, and faith-based entities for community gardening projects that benefit residents in eligible locations.
- There are grants for Maryland nonprofit organizations for environmental and gardening projects in eligible locations.
- Finally, in-kind support is available 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.
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