Grants available for community gardens in Whatcom County

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJanuary 11, 2014 

Groups can apply for a community garden grant through the WSU Extension Community First Garden Project. The project provides money, technical support and education to new and established community gardens in Whatcom County.

Applications are accepted from community groups, such as churches, clubs and neighborhood associations. Applicants must form a leadership committee, show a willingness to work with the project, and provide a match in the form of volunteer hours or other donations.

Applications are due by Feb. 28.

To date, the project has 152 raised beds, two hoop houses, fencing, soil amendments, vegetable starts, seeds, tools and more.

Guidelines and applications are at whatcom.wsu.edu/ch/assistance.html. Details: Beth Chisholm, 360-676-6736, ext. 12, or beth.chisholm@wsu.edu.

Reach Dean Kahn at 360-715-229 or dean.kahn@bellinghamherald.com .

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