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Urban Agriculture Resilience Program

The United States Botanic Garden and the American Public Gardens Association are partnering to offer immediate support to established urban agriculture, community gardening, and other food-growing programs at public gardens affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Urban Agriculture Resilience Program is designed to prevent shortfalls, promote resilience, and grow capacity for established programs across our public gardens community.

Does your garden…
- Grow and distribute produce to the public, especially in communities with food access challenges? 
- Operate an urban agriculture or other food growing education or training program?
- Promote wellness and nutrition by educating the public about growing and consuming fruits and vegetables?
- Face challenges or constraints in achieving its established program goals this growing season due to COVID-19 impacts?

We can help.

Learn more about your eligibility for the Urban Agriculture Resilience Program. See a complete list of criteria and access the application form here. Award amounts range between $5,000 and $15,000.

Applications must be received by May 25, 2020 by 8pm ET/5pm PT using the online application form.

Key criteria for applicants:
• Must be a public garden in the United States.
• Must already be engaged in urban agriculture or other food growing programming in urban/metropolitan areas (e.g., food and agriculture educational programming; food production and distribution)
• Must be able to clearly describe the budget and anticipated impact of the funds received
All phases of this program are specifically designed to be easy-to-complete, equitable, and timely.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please contact Sarah Beck (sbeck@publicgardens.org) with further questions.