The America the Beautiful Fund has grants available for free seed for volunteers all over America to improve neighborhoods; create new parks and community gardens; start new environmental education programs; or grow food for the hungry, for soup kitchens and food banks, or others. Local groups can apply for a grant of 100 to 1000 free seed packets or up to 500 pounds of bulk vegetable seeds for a project in their communities. The most outstanding projects will be chosen for National Recognition Awards as models of how to nourish and beautify America and create a greener planet. For an application form, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to America the Beautiful Fund, Department N, 219 Shoreham Bldg., Washington, DC 20005.
The GROW award is sponsored annually by the Vermont-based Gardener's Supply Company in honor of the late Robert Rodale. To apply for the GROW Award for individuals or groups who are "healing the earth through gardening," write to Gardener's Supply, 128 Intervale Road, Burlington, Vermont 05401, ATTN: GROW Award.
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