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From Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County: October 30, 2015
The CCE Gardening Helpline releases Winter hours.
Master Gardener Volunteers are ready to answer your garden and indoor or outdoor pest questions throughout the winter season.  Give them at call at 585-753-2555 from 9 a.m. until noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Captain Planet Foundation
Small grants of $500 to $2500 are available to support schools and organizations with an annual operating budget of less than $3 million. Projects being supported must have an environmental impact.
*** DEADLINE to apply for spring and summer projects is September 30th. DEADLINE to apply for fall and winter projects is January 31st, 2017 ***
Learn more here.

Wild Ones Seeds for Education Grant Program
Small grants for up to $500 are available to plants and seeds to build a learning garden for students.
*** DEADLINE to apply is Saturday, October 15, 2016***
Learn more here.

Whole Kids Foundation School Garden Program Grant
Funding is available for up to $2,000 to create an edible garden at a K-12 school. Schools or a nonprofit organization working with a school are eligible to apply.
*** DEADLINE to apply is Monday, October 31st, 2016 by 5 pm ***
Learn more here.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Announces a Call for Proposals
A call for proposals is being made for Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health, which is a program supporting evidence-based research necessary to build a culture where health is central. Every year, approximately $2.2 million funds 5-12 projects each year. Many of past award recipients have integrated community gardening practices into their strategy.
*** Letters of intent are currently being accepted on a rolling basis ***
Learn more here.

The Pollination Project
Grants available to support grassroots community food projects.
*** Applications accepted on a rolling basis ***
Apply here.

Fruit Tree Planting Foundation - Tree Planting Grants
Funding available to plant an orchard in your community green space.
*** Applications accepted on a rolling basis ***
Apply here.

Source: Garden of E.D.E.N, Foodlink, Rochester, NY

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