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FUNDING FOR GARDENS: Grants from Fiskars "Orange Thumb" - Deadline - Feb 17

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  • Pamela Hathaway
    Find information about a funding opportunity for your current or new community gardening efforts below. Pamela Hathaway East Isthmus Neighborhoods Planning
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2006
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      Find information about a funding opportunity for your current or new
      community gardening efforts below.

      Pamela Hathaway
      East Isthmus Neighborhoods Planning Council
      East Isthmus Roots, an EINPC publication
      1321 E. Mifflin St. #201 Madison, WI 53703
      204-0834 fax 204-0835 email hathaway@...
      http://eastisthmus.org and www.madison.com/communities/einpc
      Uniting and strengthening east Madison neighborhoods

      [FYI... Bayview Community Center in the triangle neighborhood received
      this grant for its Planting Partners program last year.]

      Community Garden Groups Invited to Apply for Fiskars "Orange Thumb"
      Grant Program

      Deadline: February 17, 2006

      Fiskars Garden & Outdoor Living ( http://fiskars.com/US/ ) is now
      accepting applications for its 2006 Project Orange Thumb grants
      program. The company created Project Orange Thumb to support community
      garden groups in the U.S. with tools and materials. Project Orange
      Thumb recipients will receive grants of up to $1,500 in Fiskars Garden
      Tools (retail value), and up to $800 in gardening-related materials
      such as plants, seeds, mulch, etc. Recipients will also receive
      Project Orange Thumb t-shirts for garden members/volunteers.

      Gardens and/or gardening projects geared toward community involvement,
      neighborhood beautification, sustainable agriculture, and/or
      horticultural education are eligible. Community garden groups, as well
      as schools, youth groups, community centers, camps, clubs, treatment
      facilities, etc. are encouraged to apply. Only group applications will
      be considered; single individuals are not eligible. The program is open
      to any community garden in the fifty states and the District of
      Columbia.

      Visit the Fiskars Web site for complete program guidelines and
      application instructions.

      RFP Link: http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/10000427/fiskars




      Janet Parker
      CAC Community Gardens
      608-246-4730 ext. 218
      1717 N. Stoughton Rd.
      Madison, WI 53704
      www.cacscw.org/gardens
      janetp@...

      Check out the new Madison Community Garden Organizer's Handbook, with
      tons of great resources for keeping your garden running smoothly, on the
      web at www.cacscw.org/gardens/handbook
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