The National Gardening Association (NGA), located in Williston, Vermont, has entered the Seeds of Change Grant Program for an opportunity to win one of two $20,000, five $10,000 grants, or ten $1,000 grants and is asking the community to get out and vote for their application. The national grant program aims to enhance the environmental, economic and social well-being of gardens, farms and communities. The grants will be awarded to organizations that help support sustainable, community-based gardening and farming programs that focus on teaching people about the food they eat and how it’s grown.
Last month, the national Seeds of Change Grant Program accepted hundreds of applications from organizations and schools across the country. The NGA has submitted an application highlighting how they would use a Seeds of Change® Grant to grow a multi-generational learning garden in Williston, Vermont that promotes healthy lifestyles, develops life skills, and serves as a hub for giving back. If awarded the grant, NGA plans to offer free, monthly educational programs that explore nutrition and conservation through activities designed by their educators and horticulturalists. From now through April 27, the community can vote once per day for the NGA’s application at the following direct link: http://goo.gl/OhYGbh (link is external) or by visiting www.seedsofchangegrant.com (link is external) and searching by zip code (05495) or name (National Gardening Association). After voting closes on April 27, the top 50 organizations with the most votes will move on to the final judging phase. Around May 5, Seeds of Change® will announce the 34 grant recipients.
For more information about Seeds of Change® or the Seeds of Change® Grant Program, please visit www.seedsofchangegrant.com (link is external). Funding for the Seeds of Change® Grant Program comes from the 1% Fund, the company’s commitment to donate one percent of net sales to community-based nutrition and gardening programs.
About Seeds of Change®
Seeds of Change® was founded in 1989 by passionate gardeners with a vision to make organically grown seeds available to gardeners and farmers, while preserving countless heirloom seed varieties in danger of being lost to the “advances” of modern industrial agriculture. For 26 years, we have remained true to our original vision by offering a wide selection of organic seeds including heirloom, traditional, and rare seeds. Our seeds are produced through a network of certified organic family farms and professional growers. For more information about Seeds of Change® visitwww.seedsofchange.com for our seed products and www.seedsofchangefoods.com for our food products.
About the National Gardening Association:
The National Gardening Association (NGA) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that for more than 40 years has promoted learning through gardening to encourage personal growth. NGA’s mission is to empower every generation to lead healthier lives, build stronger communities, and encourage environmental stewardship through educational gardening programs. NGA provided over $4 million in grants to more than 10,000 community-based organizations benefitting 2 million youth across the country. Learn more NGA’s programs and services at garden.org or kidsgardening.org.
Source: Williston, VT (April 10, 2015) – The National Gardening Association