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The Village of Park Forest encourages the establishment of Community Gardens on public and private land including at schools, workplaces and houses of worship. If you are creating a new community garden or seeking to add to an existing garden, you may be eligible to receive a grant of $100 through the Park Forest Community Garden Grant Program. Community garden groups using Village-owned vacant lots are also eligible to apply.
Eligible projects include:
the installation of a new community garden,
planting native plants at the garden,
adding features that promote sustainable gardening practices including composting and water harvesting systems,
and supporting educational programs.
The maximum of 20 grants will be awarded in the 2020 growing season.
Please print and return to:
305 Forest Boulevard,
Park Forest, Illinois 60466
If you are part of a group or organization, please only have your designated garden liaison fill out this form.
Please fill in the contact information of your liaison if you are part of a group.
We will only use your information to contact you with important community garden information.
Where is your garden located?
Organizations may include churches, schools, businesses, or community groups.
Please list the items, with their estimated cost, you are hoping to purchase with this grant. Examples of eligible items include seeds, soil, mulch, materials for planting beds or shade structures, and rain barrels. Other eligible expenses include those necessary for garden-based educational programs or community outreach such as canning supplies, materials for a community garden sign, or art in the garden. Reimbursements will NOT be made for gardening tools.
Liaisons and individual gardeners will be contacted by the Sustainability Office to formalize reimbursement procedures.
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