At Gardening Know How we support school and community garden projects and the people who make them possible with all of our heart and soul! For the past 5 years we have awarded $1,000 to 20 different programs all across the U.S. and Canada – and this year is no different.
With recipients from Hawaii all the way to Nova Scotia, 2022’s garden sponsorships span different zones, climates, cultures, and purposes. Here is the complete list:
|Location:||Project Name:||Project Details:|
|Danville, IL||Douglas Discovery Garden||A discovery garden where children are actively involved and produce is free to all in the community|
|Gainesville, FL||Gainesville Giving Garden||A garden whose fresh local produce is donated to underserved people in a food insecure region|
|Elmsdale, NS |
|Elmsdale Community Garden||An educational garden open to all, that addresses food insecurity and social isolation|
|Kamuela, HI||Affordable Housing Ohana Garden||A program that designs, builds and sustains gardens on-site at affordable housing properties in Hawaii|
|Norcress, GA||Grow at GIVE||An alternative school enhancing STEM programs and providing opportunities for environmental stewardship|
|Vernon, CT||OWC Micro Greens||A program that teaches therapeutic, sustainable horticulture for those with intellectual disabilities|
|Ft. Myers, FL||Pine Manor||A garden created to alleviate food insecurity that was demolished in Hurricane Ian|
|Malabar, FL||Nana’s House Community Garden||A community garden serving foster families that gives children’s cooking classes|
|Las Vegas, NV||Revive the Special Ed Community Garden||A garden tended by autistic students needing rehab after COVID shutdown|
|Rochester, NH||William Allen School Garden||A school garden and study area that incorporates garden education into each grade level’s curriculum|
|Waycross, GA||Way Green Heritage Garden||A food-share garden that reflects the community’s heritage story and donates to food banks|
|Oakland, CA||San Antonio Park Community Garden||A community garden in a park located in a food desert area providing fresh produce to residents|
|KinPark Community Gardens||Multiple community gardens built to combat food insecurity offering learning workshops to students|
|Mongaup Valley, NY||Edible Garden and Orchard||An early childhood learning center teaching young children about nature|
|Jackson, MS||Sharing is Caring Neighborhood Block Garden||A neighborhood block garden providing fresh produce to seniors and families in 15 households|
|Napa, CA||West Park Elementary Garden Projects||An elementary school garden that deteriorated during the pandemic|
|Richland Hills, TX||Community Greenhouse & Composting||A diverse community offering seminars and free education, that donates produce to a food pantry|
|Sharpsville, PA||Sharpsville Community Unity Garden Project||A low-income area community garden serving students and their parents|
|Bend, OR||Desert Sky Edible Garden||A Montessori experiential learning “playground” giving guided lessons and child-led discovery|
|North Royalton, OH||Ben Franklin School Garden||A longstanding educational partnership between Master Gardeners and 4th grade students|
The goal of these annual grants is to help our sponsored gardens move forward with their community-focused work. We celebrate their accomplishments, support their efforts, and share their stories with our millions of fans and followers.
Our sponsorship selection team digs through hundreds of applications every year to identify programs that embrace diversity, equality, purpose, and impact. Over the years we’ve selected a wide variety of applicants – a school garden for indigenous students in Canada, a unique gardening program for veterans in the Philadelphia area, a community garden at an Ohio homeless shelter, a hydroponic garden in the Las Vegas desert, and many other amazing and inspiring projects across more than 30 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces.
Meet Some of Our Past Recipients
Our dedication to community gardening continues to grow and expand every year. To meet some of our previous recipients, we invite you browse through our archive of sponsorship profiles. We also invite you to check out our interview series, Community Gardening for Everyone, on the Gardening Know How Learning Channel, where we sit down with past recipients and learn more about their amazing programs. You can also find recipients near you by exploring the interactive map on our Community Garden hub.
We’ll also continue highlighting each of our 2022 recipients over the course of the year. Be sure to subscribe to the Gardening Know How newsletter to be the first to know when new profiles are published.
Learn How You Can Apply Today
At Gardening Know How we encourage anyone 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 we’ll consider your garden for a 2023 grant. Learn more about the Gardening Know How Sponsorship program here.