UPDATED: Orange County Community Garden Grant Program

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N.C. Cooperative Extension of Orange County Announces the Orange County Community Garden Grant Program.

Apply to get $500 to start a new Community Garden or upgrade your existing Community Garden.


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  • The land tract and community garden on which the funds are to be used must reside in Orange County.
  • Collaborative/Group grants must include at least 3 gardeners and may include agricultural groups, agencies, and/or non-profit organizations.
  • Grant funds may be used to purchase durable goods such as small tools, planters, cultivators, irrigation equipment, rain barrels, drip irrigation tape, etc. or expendables such as lumber for bedding, insect netting for row cover, plastic for high tunnels, etc.
  • Funds cannot be used to pay workers, rent, insurance, etc.
  • Grant proposal deadlines:  Grant proposal deadlines will be the first day of the month (February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1). The OCCG Committee will convene its ‘decision meetings’ in February, May, August and November and will assess grant proposals until funds are expended for that funding year.
  • Download the OC Community Garden Grant Program Instructions and Application. The Application is now fillable.  Save your PDF with your information filled in, print, sign, and mail or email it as prescribed in the application.

OC Community Garden Grant Program Application

OC Community Garden Grant Program Instructions

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Mart Bumgarner, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionMart BumgarnerExtension Agent, Agriculture - Crops and Horticulture Call Mart Email Mart N.C. Cooperative Extension, Orange County Center
Updated on Apr 13, 2023
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