PROVIDENCE – Eastern Rhode Island Conservation District seeks three organizations in urban, suburban, or rural areas to install community gardens or high tunnels and maintain them for a minimum of 18 months (gardens) or 36 months (high tunnels).

This project is funded by an agreement between the R.I. State Conservation Committee and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. A maximum of $8,411 is available to fund each proposed project; funding can be spent on items such as tools, soil, seed, fertilizer, soil additives, irrigation materials, garden materials, lumber, high tunnels, pollinator plants, etc. Although funding cannot be used to maintain existing gardens, it may be used to create new garden beds at a site where other gardens already exist.

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