The United States Botanic Garden and the American Public Gardens Association are accepting applications for 2022 Urban Agriculture Resilience Program awards to support public gardens and their partners in facilitating collaborative urban agriculture, community gardening, and other food-growing programs. The Urban Agriculture Resilience Program seeks to promote public garden participation in community collaborations that combine food growing and education while addressing food security challenges, including food security challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, awarded programs will share lessons learned through their programmatic collaborations.

2022 application information

Is your garden or organization already involved or interested in:

  • An urban agriculture collaboration between a public garden and a partner organization(s)? Partners may include nonprofit organizations, local government entities (e.g., parks and recreation departments, housing authorities), small businesses, other public gardens, educational institutions, or other qualified organizations.
  • Combining urban food growing and educational programming?
  • Facilitating public engagement in urban food growing?
  • Addressing community food security challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Building capacity in urban agriculture within and beyond the public gardens community?

If so, please consider applying for an Urban Agriculture Resilience Program award.

Applications are due March 7, 2022.

Learn more, see a complete list of criteria, and access the application form here. 


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