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2014-2015 TRPA Community Garden Grant and Workshop Information

NEXT WORKSHOP: November 16, 2014

Sheraton Music City

777 McGavock Pike

Nashville,TN 37214

10:00AM-3:00PM

 Register Now!

 Click the link below: 

Workshop Registration Form

Please contact chelsey@trpa.net for more information.

 

Eligible Applicants For Grant:  

*State of Tennessee ONLY*

  • Nonprofit K-12 schools (public, private or charter - elementary, middle, or secondary)
  • IRS 501(c) (3) Organizations
  • City or Town Municipal Governments
  • County Governments
Grant funds will only be disbursed on a reimbursement basis after copies of receipts have been received by TRPA Staff. Grants will be awarded by a random selection process by Tennessee Recreation and Parks Association. Completion of a grant project report will be required for all recipients.


 
Click on the links below for grant documents:
Grant Application

 

Project Overview
 
As of August 1, 2013 TRPA received the Project Diabetes grant for three years to provide community garden workshops, funding, online mapping. This program is funded by the Tennessee Department of Health and the ProjectDiabetes grant program.

Workshops:

There will be five workshops per year for three years beginning in July 2013.

Workshops will consist of sessions on:

· Creating partnerships

· Project Learning Tree/ additional resources

· Creating sustainable community gardens

· Environmental Education- ECO-TN

· The Let’s Move Initiative

· Training on the provided OrganWise Guys Kits

· Grant writing and available grants through the TN Lottery for Education: Afterschool Program and other funding sources.

Funding:

There will be a total of 20 - $2,000 mini-grants available each year for three years. To receive funds attendees have to meet all the requirements and attend the TRPA community garden workshop.

Map:

An interactive online map will be created of all the community gardens and farmer’s markets in TN. Map will be hosted on the TRPA website for the public to access. The map will continuously be available even after the project diabetes funding is completed at the end of the third year of 2016, similar to the TN Park Finder and TN Recreational Joint Facility Use Finder.



2014-2015 TRPA Community Garden Grant Information

The TRPA Community Garden Grant is a collaboration between TRPA and the State of Tennessee, Department of Health (TDOH). A community garden is a vital educational tool. Every seed planted sprouts a new opportunity for kids to cultivate healthy eating habits and provides an uncommon way to receive physical activity for today’s youth!

Teaching kids to garden helps them learn about complex topics like productivity, sustainability and conservation, food systems, community awareness, and with a little creativity can be used with everyday educational curriculum like math, science, reading, and more.


Each applicant is eligible for the
$2,000 Community Garden Grant and you must attend a TRPA Community Garden Workshop. There is a limit of one community garden grant per location in a community. We will only consider applications for locations within the state of Tennessee. Grants are awarded on a reimbursement basis, the grantee must spend the funds, then submit a reimbursement request. The funds will only be awarded to grant proposals for an edible garden which focuses on teaching nutrition education and physical activity.

       


TN Community Gardens & Farmers' Markets Map
Coming Soon!

For a comprehensive resource guide on gardening please click on the link provided below:
 

Map of Current TRPA Funded Gardens:

Community Garden

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
UT Extension Presentation PDF (2.21 MB) Administration 4/24/2014
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