25 April 2023
Gardening Know How is delighted to announce the recipients of its highly competitive 2022 sponsorship programme, which focuses on American and Canadian grassroots community gardening initiatives bringing positive changes to their local communities.
The annual program, now in its fifth year, supports community-driven initiatives promoting gardening, horticulture, and sustainable practices across the United States and Canada.
Gardening Know How is the foremost online resource for gardening enthusiasts. The company’s sponsorship programme provides financial grants of $1000 to individuals and organisations supporting a diverse range of gardening-related initiatives, such as community garden projects, school gardens, urban agriculture programs to combat food insecurity, programmes that aid veterans dealing with PTSD, initiatives that aid in tackling homelessness, and more.
This year, Gardening Know How received a record number of applications. The selection process was highly competitive, and the recipients were chosen based on their initiatives’ stated mission, their commitment to service, and their ability to drive positive change in their communities.
“We are delighted to support these incredible individuals and organisations who are making a real difference in the world of gardening and service to others,” said Peggy Doyle, CEO of Gardening Know How. “Their work is inspiring, and we are honored to be a part of their journey.”
The 2022 Gardening Know How sponsorship recipients are (in alphabetical order):
Affordable Housing Ohana Garden, Kamuela, HI
Community Greenhouse and Composting, Richland Hills, TX
Douglas Discovery Garden, IL
Edible Garden & Orchard, Mongaup Valley, NY
Elmsdale Community Garden, Elmsdale, NS-Nova Scotia, Canada
Gainesville Giving Garden, Gainesville, FL
Grow at GIVE, Norcross, GA
KinPark Community Gardens, Duncan, BC, Canada
Linda Taylor Desert Sky Edible Garden, Bend OR
Nana’s House Community Garden, Malabar, FL
OWC Microgreens, Vernon, CT
Pat Mraz Ben Franklin School Garden, North Royalton, OH
Pine Manor Community Garden and Food Forest, Fort Myers, FL
Revive the Special Ed School Garden, Las Vegas, NV
San Antonio Park Community Garden, Oakland, CA
Sharing is Caring Neighborhood Block Garden, Detroit, MI
Sharpsville Community Unity Garden Project, Sharpsville, PA
WayGreen Heritage Garden. Waycross, GA
West Park Elementary Garden Projects, Napa, CA
William Allen School Garden, Rochester, NH
In addition to the grant money, each recipient will benefit from Gardening Know How’s support in the form of educational resources, marketing assistance, and other tools to help them achieve their goals.
“We are thrilled to continue our sponsorship program in 2022 and provide support to grassroots gardening initiatives that have a social impact on their own communities,” said Doyle. “We are committed to helping gardeners of all levels and backgrounds succeed and achieve their goals.”
Gardening Know How believes that community gardening can bring people together, improve the environment, support health and well-being, and create positive change in our communities and schools. The organization is committed to supporting these initiatives and helping to make a difference in the world of gardening.
For more information about Gardening Know How and its sponsorship programme, visit https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/featuring/community-gardening-for-everyone/