I just saw this in the most recent issue of Organic Gardening Magazine and thought I would pass it along to the Community Gardeners in the area.
Nature's Path and Organic Gardening Magazine are
teaming up "to give $65,000 in grant money to 3 deserving non-profits
who demonstrate a passion and vision for what organic gardening can
achieve for their community."
I skimmed the rules and, basically, they say "By entering each Eligible Non-Profit Participant agrees that the prize shall only be used by the winning Eligible Non-Profit Participants for the expenses of establishing an organic garden in 2011
to provide food for a feeding program to serve low income adults,
children, or families, in the form of a soup kitchen, food bank,
emergency pantry, before or after school feeding program, shelter or
similar type program. "
You can enter through Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/naturespath
Winner Selection: It looks like to get into the final round, you need
to get people to vote for your project. So if anyone in the area
enters, be sure and let us know so we can try to stir up some votes for
In addition to the number of votes, entries are judged on: "(1) their
compelling, empowering and inspirational nature in describing how the
Prize would be used to help support a feeding program, such, as a soup
kitchen, food bank, emergency pantry, before or after school feeding
program, shelter, or similar type of program, to assist low income
adults, children or families and describe the number of people that will
be served, the size of the population in need, and the Eligible
Non-Profit Participant's ability to establish and maintain a garden; and
(2) the effective expression of ideas and/or description of personal
challenges (the "Judging Criteria")."
Here's a link to the full rules: Nature's Path Gardens for Good Contest