Applications are now available for the creation of a vegetable garden in the LA area as part of the "Home Farming Movement", in which Urban Farming and Triscuit is teaming up together in support of community-based home farms.
Urban Farming and Triscuit will be funding the creation of four 400 sq ft vegetable garden, in support of their mission of transforming unused land into a garden that supplies fresh food for the local communities. To apply, applicants must meet the following requirements:
1. The group should consist of people who are committed to implementing and maintaining the garden.
2. The location of the garden must have 6+ hours of sun and have access to water. The location must be in an urban/suburban area that has no existing garden.
** Schools and children's groups cannot apply (with the exception of university level).
Urban Farming will provide the following to the awarded gardens:
- Soil/compost to cover 400 sq ft, 18" high; plants and seeds for one planting season
- Irrigation for 400 sq ft
- Tools (one time)
- Soil testing
- Garden insurance
- Urban Farming and Triscuit "Home Farming" sign
- Assistance with permit approvals
- Help with matching a Master Gardener
** Cost of water is not covered.
Applications are due November 24th, 2010; however, if there are still available funds, Urban Farming will accept applications until December 31, 2010.
For more information or an application, please contact Meg Glasser preferably by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Her contact number is (646) 726-1563.
To join in the "Home Farming Movement" and have access to information and garden advice, please click here.