Growing Gardens in Your Community
Food Bank of Central New York strives to engage partner agencies and community members in educational opportunities and projects encouraging community food security.
Members of Food Bank of Central New York who do not have an edible garden, or would like to expand a current garden have the opportunity to receive a garden grant award. Each award includes $250 worth of reimbursement for supplies to install a garden or enhance an existing one, including raised beds, cedar barrels (container gardens), plants, soil and seeds. Award recipients are responsible for establishing and maintaining the garden.
Grants will be awarded to partner agencies on a first come first served system. It is a rolling application process which means there is no deadline to apply. Agencies will have to meet the criteria outlined in the application and provide all the information to receive the award. Applications are accepted year-round allowing for spring, summer, and fall garden installations - meaning food can be planted and grown throughout multiple seasons.