Gardening Know How Announces 2021 Community Garden Sponsorship Recipients

Here at Gardening Know How we enthusiastically support school and community gardens around the world and the people who make them possible. Every year we award 20 community garden projects across the U.S. and Canada a $1,000 sponsorship to help them move forward with their work. We celebrate their accomplishments and share their stories with our audience. 

Our sponsorship selection team aims for diversity and purpose as we choose who will receive the funds. Over the years we’ve selected a wide variety of applicants – from a soothing garden for Alzheimer’s patients, to inner-city food desert gardens, as well as educators establishing student gardens in their local schools.

Meet Some of Our Past Recipients

In March of 2022, as the media sponsor for the Great Grow Along virtual garden festival, Gardening Know How gathered four past recipients for a panel discussion on everything from how the projects began to the biggest roadblocks faced in the process. Watch the full conversation below:

In this fifth year of our program, our dedication to community gardening continues to grow and expand. In addition to our financial contribution to 20 gardens each year, Gardening Know How will now offer more information and resources to anyone interested in starting or growing a community garden.

Later this summer we’ll kick off our Community Gardening Speaker series, on our brand new Gardening Know How Learning Channel. The series will be a free online forum where past sponsorship recipients will offer a wealth of information about a wide range of community garden projects. And, we will be adding a Community Gardening content hub to our site, as well as other related news to be announced throughout the year. Sign up for our newsletter to ensure you receive all this great – and free – information.

We at Gardening Know How encourage anyone who may be involved with a community or school garden, or even those who have a great plan to start one, to submit an application, tell us your story, and let us consider your garden for the Gardening Know How 2022 Community & School Sponsorship Program.

2021 School and Community Garden Sponsorship Recipients

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Location:Project Name:Project Details:
Cleveland, OHFront Steps Housing & Services Community GardenProvides workforce opportunities, spiritual healing & serenity.
Reseda, CAHandicapped Accessible, Sensory/Therapeutic School GardenGarden refuge project for students with physical, intellectual, and social disabilities.
Winston-Salem, NCNeighborhood's HandsServes disenfranchised and low-income community within a food desert.
Euclid, OHHood HoneyYouth agriculture program that teaches children about honey bees.
Kent, WAParadise Parking PlotsOrganic compost station for community use in a converted parking lot.
South Bend, INUnity GardensProvides access to fresh produce and a safe space for the community.
Liberty Hill, TXHope House - Nina's House GardenIntellectually disabled residents participate in growing and harvesting.
Panama City, FLCommunity Food ForestBio-diverse community food forests focusing on teaching sustainability.
New York, NYMidtown Urban Farm Grows CommunityProvides fresh food for people living in shelters and on the streets of New York City.
Houston, TXKinder Youth GardensProvides victims of child abuse with holistic resources and skills.
Medina, OHMedina Community Garden and Education CenterFamilies and groups grow produce for themselves and local food banks.
Kansas City, KSTHRIVE Student Food Pantry GardenCollege food pantry for food-insecure students.
Denver, CODr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College GardenEducates school community about sustainable growing practices.
Daleville, INKinder GardenGreenhouse garden for young children.
West Plains, MOWest Plains Community GardenFamilies grow organic produce in food-insecure area, and outdoor classroom experience.
Berea, OHBerea Community Learning FarmEducates community about organic gardening and sustainably.
Port Washington, NYReWilding Showcase Garden at Thomas Dodge HomesteadDemonstrates benefits of re-wilding to promote sustainable landscaping practices.
Bee Cave, TXInternational School of Texas Middle School Vegetable GardenStudents manage production of produce for grocery items like salsa and sauerkraut, which they then market and sell.
Bronx, NYAcademy for Career and Living Skills Native Pollinator and Sensory GardenSensory garden for students with severe and sometimes multiple disabilities.

Learn More About Our Recipients & Apply Today

Through the remainder of this year, we'll be highlighting each of our recipients individually on our blog site and on the brand new Gardening Know How Learning Channel. We'll also announce the deadline to apply for the 2022 sponsorship later this year. To get updates on our sponsorship program, learn more about all of our recipients, or to apply this year, we invite you sign up for the weekly Gardening Know How newsletter to get all the information and resources you need delivered straight to your inbox.

Caroline Bloomfield
Manager of Marketing Communications

Caroline Bloomfield is Manager of Marketing Communications at Gardening Know How since 2019. A northwest native, she has resided and gardened in multiple zones in the U.S. and is currently at home in Eugene, Oregon. Writing and editing for various publications since 1998, her BA in American Studies from Southern Maine University includes an emphasis in English. She was raised in California by avid gardeners and continues to enjoy the natural world with an appreciation for the concepts of sustainability and organic care for the planet.