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Community Garden Grant Application

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  2. Community Garden Grant Application
    The Village of Park Forest encourages the establishment of Community Gardens on public and private land including at schools, workplaces and houses of worship. All community gardens may be eligible to receive a grant of $100 through the Park Forest Community Garden Grant Program. 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.
  3. If you are part of a group or organization, please only have your designated garden liaison fill out this form.
  4. Please fill in the contact information of your liaison if you are part of a group.
  5. We will only use your information to contact you with important community garden information.
  6. Where is your garden located?
  7. This section is for organizations who are sponsoring a garden only
    Organizations may include churches, schools, businesses, or community groups.
  8. Do you serve/engage low-income community members?
  9. Grant Application
    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.
  10. In order to receive a Community Garden Grant, every Garden Group must have a Designated Liaison to the Village of Park Forest. The Liaison or individual gardener must read and agree to the following:
    Liaisons and individual gardeners will be contacted by the Sustainability Office to formalize reimbursement procedures.
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