Six (6) awards of $ 2,000 for community-based projects that will:
- Be implemented in the growing season of 2021 and have visible impacts and/or strong community engagement;
- Have measurable shared community benefits embedded in their goals;
- Encourage and promote either urban or rural community-based food growing projects such as;
- community-run gardens (see note 1 regarding community gardens on municipal land)
- UA initiatives on private land or in neighbourhoods
- increasing neighbourhood UA with new sharing practices
- improving water usage, compost production, tool-sharing or information systems at community gardens
- harvesting, gleaning and processing community grown food
- educational programs and skills development
- One Shovel and Fork award is being sponsored by Windmill - Urban Equations for an urban or community agriculture project to take place within Downtown Guelph.
- This funding stream is open to not-for-profit organizations as well as informal community collaborations. For-profit-businesses should apply to the other streams. Community-led projects on private land can also apply with permission from the landowner. Matching funds are not required.
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