[montanafood_ag] Apply Now! Seeds of Change Grant Program Giving Nearly $300, 000 to School and Community Gardens

Seedsof ChangeUS seedsofchangeus at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 23:47:07 MDT 2016


Hello,



It’s never too cold or early to start thinking about your garden or to show
your support for your community or school garden programs. Seeds of
Change®, the leading producer of sustainably grown seeds and nutritious
organic foods, is inviting you to participate in the 2016 Seeds of Change®
Grant Program. Our mission is to help develop and support school and
community-based gardening programs and teach individuals about where their
food comes from and how it is grown. Through the Grant Program, school and
community garden organizations nationwide will have a chance to apply for
*four* *(4)* *$20,000 grants or twenty (20) $10,000 grants*  to either
start their own school or community garden or help maintain an existing
one. In addition, garden leads submitting and receiving grants at the
$20,000 level will receive an additional award worth more than $5,000.
Submitting
an application online only takes a few minutes – just tell us how your
school or community garden is helping to grow a healthier, more sustainable
community!

Visit the Seeds of Change® website at www.seedsofchangegrant.com to
complete a short application and review the Program Guidelines. Applications
will be accepted until March 28, 2016 and we will be announcing the grant
winners around May 3, 2016. To show our appreciation for you spreading the
word about the Grant Program, we are offering a special online coupon code
to share with your network. From now until June 1, 2016, visit
www.seedsofchange.com and receive 20 percent off your entire order with the
promo code GRANT2016. Not valid with any other offers and one use per
customer. Limited while supplies last.



We look forward to receiving your application!

Your Friends at Seeds of Change®



*More about Seeds of Change**®** Grant Program*

To support the mission of our 1% Fund, Seeds of Change® is hosting the 5th
annual Seeds of Change® Grant Program, which encourages communities
nationwide to apply for funding to support community or school garden and
farming programs. The application asks how the program helps build a
healthier, more sustainable community and how it teaches people where their
food comes from.

·       The submission period for the grant program is from March 2-28,
2016.

·       We are giving away a total of nearly $300,000 in grant money,
comprised of two $20,000 grants and ten $10,000 grants to fund *school*
programs; and two $20,000 grants and ten $10,000 grants to fund *community*
programs.

·       From March 31 through April 18, 2016, applications will be
available for public voting at www.seedsofchangegrant.com. The top 50
organizations that receive the most online votes will then move onto the
final judging phase.

·       Grant recipients will be announced around May 2, 2016.



*About Seeds of Change®*

Seeds of Change® was founded in 1989 by passionate gardeners with a vision
to make organically grown seeds available to gardeners and farmers, while
preserving countless heirloom seed varieties in danger of being lost to the
"advances" of modern industrial agriculture. For 27 years, we have remained
true to our original vision by offering a wide selection of organic seeds
including heirloom, traditional, and rare seeds. Our seeds are produced
through a network of certified organic family farms and professional
growers. Through these partnerships, we continually cultivate study and
develop seeds with the goal of producing the finest certified organic
varieties to share with our fellow gardeners and farmers. In 1997 our
business expanded to also include Organic Food inspired by the notion that
great taste and sustainability go hand in hand.   We now offer a wide
variety of Ready to Heat organic Rice and Grain varieties. For more
information about Seeds of Change® visit www.seedsofchange.com for our seed
products and www.seedsofchangefoods.com for our food products. For
additional information, please contact us at the information provided above
or at Seeds of Change®, P.O. Box 4908, Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220.

-- 
Your Friends at
Seeds of Change

www.seedsofchangefoods.com
www.seedsofchange.com
www.seedsofchangegrant.com
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