National Plant a Flower Day: Celebrate with These Gardening Grants
Everyone knows the saying, “take the time to smell the roses.” But not everyone actively sets aside the time to appreciate the beauty in the little things. National Plant a Flower Day is the perfect day to start. The day, which falls on March 12, encourages people to plant flowers in their communities to welcome in the spring season.
Gardening is a great activity for one’s physical and mental well-being. Not only does it provide a way for people to destress from their everyday lives, but it is also a good source of Vitamin D and sunshine. Creating something beautiful is also a great way to give back to the planet and provides people with an appealing view every day.
GrantWatch cares about the environment and the people who take care of it. For this reason, GrantWatch is sharing five gardening and environment-related grants to celebrate National Plant a Flower Day. Plants, flowers, and trees are all crucial to maintaining our ecosystem, so it is important to fund initiatives focused on helping to improve the overall ecosystem.
Grants to Help Benefit the Environment
While, we’re talking about flowers and plants, and the impact they have on so many people. It’s also important to note that planting flowers is good for the environment, which is important as the climate crisis continues to develop.
- Firstly, there are 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.
Ways to Celebrate National Plant a Flower Day
Even if you’re not an experienced gardener there are many ways that you can celebrate National Plant a Flower Day.
- Start by taking care of a potted plant. This is a super simple way to get experience with lower-macitence flowers without the hassle.
- Go volunteer at a local plant nursery to learn more about flowers and how they grow.
- Learn all about which flowers grow best in your area or zone. This is important because some flowers only can grow in certain climates. Check out this Tree Triage website to find out what works best in your zone.
Are you looking for more grants like this? GrantWatch features an entire category of grants for the environment. And in that category, there are grants that specifically focus on projects for plants, trees, flowers, and other greenery. Check out this category to help find the perfect grants for your critical initiative or program!
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