Nature’s Path Gardens for Good Campaign Now Accepting Applications

Support Organic Community Gardens with Nature's Path’s Annual Gardens for Good Campaign

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Nature’s Path Organic Foods has opened applications for its annual Gardens for Good: Plant it Forward campaign. This initiative celebrates and supports organic community gardens across the U.S. and Canada by distributing over $100,000 annually. Each year, 15 community gardens receive $7,500 grants to further their work in combating food insecurity and increasing access to fresh, organic food.

Founded on the belief in creating positive social impact, Gardens for Good supports urban gardening initiatives that enhance community access to organic food. “Organic community gardens increase food security, provide healthy outdoor spaces, and build community connections,” says Jyoti Stephens, VP Mission and Strategy at Nature’s Path.

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Since its inception in 2010, Gardens for Good has donated over $820,000, supporting 105 organic community gardens in the U.S. and Canada. Nature’s Path aims to exceed $1 million in donations by 2028. Special consideration is given to BIPOC-led gardens and those serving BIPOC communities.

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For the first time, previous grant recipients from over five years ago are eligible to apply again. This year, ten U.S. gardens and five Canadian gardens will receive grants. Winners must be registered non-profit organizations.

Reatha Hardy-Jordan, President of the Black Urban Farmers Association in French Camp, CA, shared how the 2021 grant helped their farm grow, enhancing their mission of providing fresh, organic produce and education to the community.

“We’re excited to continue celebrating and supporting the incredible work of organic gardens,” says Stephens. “I can’t wait to see the positive impacts our 2024 winners will make.”

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