Sow It Forward


Do you know a school garden that could use a boost? Or maybe you’ve been dreaming about starting a community garden. Well, here’s your chance to be a garden angel  – Apply for a Sow It Forward grant on that project’s behalf:

Sow It Forward is the grants and partnership program of Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI). The grant is for nonprofit causes or organizations interested in starting or expanding food garden projects that are of general benefit to their community. This year’s 80 grantees included school gardens, community gardens, food bank gardens, library gardens, college gardens, senior gardens, tribal gardens and prison gardens from Portland, Oregon to Pakistan. Sow It Forward reached 24,000 people and helped grow 80,000 pounds of food this year!

For 2014, KGI will be offering 100 full grants and roughly 50 partial grants. The full grant has a worth of $500 and consists of:

  • a $300 cash grant
  • a $100 giftcard to Gardeners Supply Co.
  • a $55 vegetable seed (non-GMO, non-hybrid) package from the Ark Institute
  • a $25 one-year subscription to KGI’s online garden planner courtesy of
  • a $20 value one-year subscription to Mother Earth News magazine

The partial grant has a value of $325 and consists of a $300 cash grant and $25 one-year subscription to the KGI online garden planner. There are no geographic limitations on what types of food garden projects will be considered.

The application deadline is midnight (Eastern Time) Sunday, January 5, 2014. There is no paper version of the application. Only funding requests submitted through KGI’s online grant application will be considered for funding. Prospective applicants can download the Sow It Forward Application Prep Form (Word, RTF, PDF) before starting the application online to familiarize themselves with the questions and the materials needed to apply. All applicants will informed by email whether their projects were chosen for a grant on March 15, 2014.

Questions? Want more info? Email or call 207.956.0606.

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  1. Wow, what a cool opportunity!

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