Funding Opportunity for Small Farmers from the FruitGuys Community Fund

The FruitGuys Community Fund provides small grants (up to $5,000) to small farms and agricultural nonprofits for sustainability projects that have positive impacts on the environment, local food systems, and farm diversity.FruitGuys

Grants in amounts ranging from $2,000-$5,000 will be awarded in Spring 2016. Projects that will 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, and installation of high tunnels or hoop houses to extend the growing season. Grant applications can be found online and are due February 15th.

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This post originally appeared in the CAFF (Community Alliance with Family Farmers) e-newsletter.

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