This is a draft of Pierce County’s Sharon Ballard Community Garden Grant Program…
Ed note: If you don’t have a grant program, just look at the format. The ‘how to apply’ at the bottom may be interesting to you if you have things that people need to apply for…….here’s the Pierce text: Established in memory of Pierce County Master Gardener Sharon Ballard, this program aims to amplify Sharon’s interest in community gardens. It is designed to provide financial assistance to help set up or maintain community gardens in Pierce County with Master Gardener involvement and support.
Red Barn Youth Center
The Ballard Grant helped to reinvigorate a garden at the Red Barn Youth Center. Funding and Master Gardener support was targeted at providing irrigation, a planter and berries to the garden.
JBLM McChord Garden
Partnering with GRuB (Garden Raised Bounty www.goodgrub.org ) who added four new raised beds to the fully utilized McChord Garden on the JBLM site, the SBCG Grant provided additional funding to fence in the new beds to protect from raiding deer.
St. Nicholas Catholic School
Adding community gardening to their STEM program, St. Nicholas Catholic was granted funds and support to help build raised beds so that students can experience hands on, the rewards of growing food.
How to Apply:
New or existing non-profit community gardens within Pierce County and with Master Gardener project support can apply after the first of the year. Deadline for applications is February 24th and awards are made in April. SBCGG Overview and Procedures