Community Garden Small Grant


The purpose is to support residents and organizations who will start and/or expand a community garden in Mansfield or elsewhere in Richland County. These grants, up to $300, are designed to:

  • Connect neighbors and share best gardening practices.
  • Increase fresh food access and encourage residents to eat more fruits and vegetables.
  • Improve community health and increase volunteerism.
  • Expand opportunities for recreation, learning, and cultural gatherings in the garden.
  • Repurpose and beautify blighted or vacant community space.
Eligibility Requirements:
  • Garden must have a food such as Vegetable, Fruit, Herbs focus to be eligible.
  • This project must provide a community benefit, Funds are limited for use by residents or a organization within Richland County.
  • You must have three separate house hold residents involved per grant to be eligible, or the organization must be willing to match the amount. Then the winners will be notified.


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