Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Small Farms, Big Impact Grant Applications Now Being Accepted To Help Small Sustainable Farms

Small farms and agricultural nonprofits looking to fund environmental sustainability projects to reduce water and power use, increase pollinators, improve soil health, promote natural pest control, or extend their growing season can now apply at no cost for a 2019 Small Farms, Big Impact Grant from The FruitGuys Community Fund.
Applications are due January 11.
Grants ranging in amounts from $2,000–$5,000 will be awarded to 10–20 farms in spring 2019. Interested farmers should read the eligibility requirements and submit a letter of intent describing their farm and proposed project before midnight on January 11.
Twenty finalists will be notified by February 5 and provided with a supplementary application-- due by February 25. The 2019 grantees will be notified on or before April 5.
Click Here for all the details.  Click Here to watch a video about the program.
The Root Mass Farm in Berks County received a Small Farms, Big Impact Grant in 2018 to support its operations.
For more information, visit the The FruitGuys Community Fund website.  Questions should be directed to Sheila Cassani, Project Manager, by calling 510-541-4806 or sending email to: sheila.cassani@fruitguys.com.
PA Sustainable Agriculture
Click Here to find Community Supported Agriculture farms near you courtesy of the PA Association for Sustainable Agriculture.
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