Gardening Know How Announces 5th Anniversary Community Garden Sponsorship Grant Recipients

Kids Holding Vegetables in their Agrihood Community
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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:

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Location:Project Name:Project Details:
Danville, ILDouglas Discovery GardenA discovery garden where children are actively involved and produce is free to all in the community
Gainesville, FLGainesville Giving GardenA garden whose fresh local produce is donated to underserved people in a food insecure region
Elmsdale, NSCanadaElmsdale Community GardenAn educational garden open to all, that addresses food insecurity and social isolation
Kamuela, HIAffordable Housing Ohana GardenA program that designs, builds and sustains gardens on-site at affordable housing properties in Hawaii
Norcress, GAGrow at GIVEAn alternative school enhancing STEM programs and providing opportunities for environmental stewardship
Vernon, CTOWC Micro GreensA program that teaches therapeutic, sustainable horticulture for those with intellectual disabilities
Ft. Myers, FLPine ManorA garden created to alleviate food insecurity that was demolished in Hurricane Ian
Malabar, FLNana’s House Community GardenA community garden serving foster families that gives children’s cooking classes
Las Vegas, NVRevive the Special Ed Community GardenA garden tended by autistic students needing rehab after COVID shutdown
Rochester, NHWilliam Allen School GardenA school garden and study area that incorporates garden education into each grade level’s curriculum
Waycross, GAWay Green Heritage GardenA food-share garden that reflects the community’s heritage story and donates to food banks
Oakland, CASan Antonio Park Community GardenA community garden in a park located in a food desert area providing fresh produce to residents
Duncan, BCCanadaKinPark Community GardensMultiple community gardens built to combat food insecurity offering learning workshops to students
Mongaup Valley, NYEdible Garden and OrchardAn early childhood learning center teaching young children about nature
Jackson, MSSharing is Caring Neighborhood Block GardenA neighborhood block garden providing fresh produce to seniors and families in 15 households
Napa, CAWest Park Elementary Garden ProjectsAn elementary school garden that deteriorated during the pandemic
Richland Hills, TXCommunity Greenhouse & CompostingA diverse community offering seminars and free education, that donates produce to a food pantry
Sharpsville, PASharpsville Community Unity Garden ProjectA low-income area community garden serving students and their parents
Bend, ORDesert Sky Edible GardenA Montessori experiential learning "playground" giving guided lessons and child-led discovery
North Royalton, OHBen Franklin School GardenA 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.

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.