Community Gardening For Everyone

Meet community gardeners across the U.S. and Canada making a huge difference in their communities.

People In A Community Garden Full Of Vegetables
(Image credit: Gardening Know How)

Community Gardening for Everyone

Here at Gardening Know How, we believe in the idea of cooperative gardening. Community gardens including school gardens and private gardens, non-profit gardens and neighborhood gardens are all equally as beneficial to the world around us as they are to people the gardens serve.

Tending to plants at a group level lets us all collectively experience the true joys of gardening. And that’s why the Gardening Know How Community Garden Grant Program exists.

What Is The Community Garden Grant Program?

Every year since 2018, Gardening Know How has awarded up to 20 school and community garden projects all across the U.S. and Canada with a $1,000 grant.

While the program officially began in 2018, the first group of gardens were actually given grants back in 2016, when the founder of Gardening Know How rewarded 10 gardening programs in the U.S. for their efforts. The following year, the program was expanded into Canada and the number of recipients was increased to 15. In 2018, the program expanded to 20 gardens and the rest, as they say, is history.

Explore our interactive map below to see if there’s a grant recipient in your neighborhood.

Meet Gardeners Making a Big Impact in Their Communities

Each and every one of our sponsorship recipients plays a vital role in both the communities they serve and the very people the serve, which is why we are so proud to be able to support those efforts. We’re also excited that we get the chance to share all of their stories with you.

Learn a little more about some of our past recipients over the years by clicking below:

Watch Our Interview Series

If you’re interested in learning more about these organizations or hearing more of their stories, we’ve launched a video series featuring some of our past recipients. Our host LaManda Joy, author of Start a Community Food Garden: The Essential Handbook, sits down with a past recipient to discuss how the project came about, the struggles they faced and how they overcame them, as well as what’s next for the program.

Here are just a few you can watch right now:

We’ll be introducing you to different community leaders from all across the U.S. and Canada each and every month. If you’re interested in being notified when new interviews are published, make sure to enroll in the series for free today.