Grant Opportunity from The Fruit Guys
Announcement of 2015 Grant Cycle for Small Farmers & Sustainability Projects from The FruitGuys Community Fund
2015 GRANT CYCLE
Grants in amounts ranging from $2,000-$5,000 will be awarded in Spring 2015. Preference will be given to applicants within 250 miles of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, or Chicago. Projects to be considered should help farms and/or orchards operate more sustainably, both environmentally and economically, as well as strengthen community outreach. Some examples of sustainability projects may include (but are not limited to): planting of cover crops to help with water management and soil fertility; planting pollinator-attracting perennials and/or installing bee hives; installation of bat boxes or owl boxes to attract predators and keep rodent numbers down; installation of high tunnels or hoop houses to extend the growing season.