BOSTON, Mass. -- Mayor Thomas Menino announced at the annual Boston Natural Areas Network Gardeners Gathering on that the Boston Parks and Recreation Department will once again offer “Seed Grants” to community garden and friends groups in all Boston neighborhoods so residents may have help in purchasing equipment, tools, and materials for this year’s growing season.
“Seed Grants are our way of showing appreciation for all that these individuals and groups do to help make Boston a greener and healthier city to live and work in,” said Mayor Menino. “We are very grateful for their dedication and support.”
The announcement marks the revival of a Parks Department program last offered in 2008 providing grants to local community gardens that, while small, can make a big difference to city gardeners operating on a shoestring budget.
The maximum grant to be awarded is $250. Those who receive grants will be required to provide receipts for the awarded amount along with a W-9 Vendor ID form. The program is based on reimbursement; that is, the community garden purchases the equipment, tools, and/or materials and is then paid when receipts are presented.
SOURCE: City of Boston