COMING SOON

Thank you for your interest in The Seeds of Change Grant Program.
The program officially begins on Monday, Mar 02, 2016, so please check back soon to enter.
We look forward to receiving your submission and the opportunity to help your garden grow.

COMMUNITY GARDEN

Compton Community Garden

BY: Debra W

Compton, CA

HOW WOULD YOU USE THIS GRANT TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY?

This grant will help further Compton Community Garden's efforts to address gang violence, human trafficking and other urban concerns impacting this diverse, low-income neighborhood. The garden, located in a food desert, provides a healthy alternative to the processed foods sold at the local liquor stores. We would like to build a produce stand on site so the extra food grown can be sold by the ex-gang members who participate in the garden.This micro-enterprise endeavor would provide marketable skills for under-resourced young adults. The grant would also provide funding to help with our beautification efforts. Amongst graffiti-tagged, abandoned buildings, is the Compton garden. An oasis for the community, a new fence would increase the beauty of the neighborhood. Since we are the first community garden in Compton, our efforts are noticed by the city officials and school district. Anything we can do to increase education of healthy living will benefit the entire city of Compton

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New this Year!

A $5,000-VALUE "Garden Ambassador Award"

If you submit the application for one of the four projects selected for a $20,000 grant, you'll get a special "Submitter's Reward" worth $5,000*! This reward will consist of:

  • An all-expense-paid trip to the Good Food Conference in Chicago, including expenses.
  • A mentorship with a gardening expert.

It's our way of thanking you for taking an active role in supporting sustainable gardening and helping your community or school.

*Full legal terms here.