Community groups can enter a national contest to win $25,000 in cash and assistance to grow organic food.
Nature’s Path Organic Foods, the largest organic cereal manufacturer in North America, is sponsoring the “Gardens for Good Grant” contest to encourage organic gardening in needy communities. Two winning groups will each receive $10,000 cash for the project and $5,000 in technical design and mentoring from Organic Gardening magazine, according to a Nature’s Path press release. Nature’s Path will also host a fundraiser for the winners and donate up to $100,000 of its products to a food bank in the winners’ communities. Organizations have until June 14 to answer in 500 words or less, the question: “Tell us about your program, who you serve, and how a garden grant will help you to serve more people. The campaign will focus on “making an impact at the local level through communities in need of leadership, development and education to make positive changes from the ground up.” To enter, go to www. justmeans.com/take-action/GardenGrantContest.
Debby Abe, The News Tribune