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Harpswell Community and School Garden Fund

Harpswell Heritage Land Trust administers a fund, which was established in 2005 by an anonymous donor, to support community and school gardens in Harpswell, Maine.

Community gardening activities eligible for funding are those that allow Harpswell citizens to grow fresh food and flowers in garden plots available to all Harpswell citizens, and that are organized and maintained by the gardeners themselves.

For Harpswell schools, eligible projects are those that use gardens as learning opportunities for students.

All projects, to the extent practicable, should promote organic gardening practices and be handicapped accessible. Specific activities eligible for funding include: garden tools and supplies, soil amendments, seeds and plants, fencing, providing or improving access to water, garden expansion, improving accessibility to gardens and public education about gardening methods, composting and related topics.

Past grants have supported Harpswell Community School, Harpswell Community Nursery School and the Harpswell Community Garden at Mitchell Field.

In 2018 a total of $5,000 is available. Additional funding may be available to purchase land for gardens or for other special projects. The funding of any particular garden or activity shall be at the sole discretion of HHLT.

To apply, download and fill out the grant request form, attach a detailed project budget and submit it by Feb. 19, 2018 to outreach@hhltmaine.org or HHLT, PO Box 359, Harpswell, ME 04079.

Please contact Julia McLeod at outreach@hhltmaine.org or 207-837-9613 with any questions.

Click here to learn more about the Harpswell Community Garden at Mitchell Field.

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