The grant will provide funds to purchase blueberry bushes, new varieties of grapes, rhubarb plants for the kitchen garden, roses (with trellis), lilacs, viburnums and hydrangeas to be planted throughout this historic Victorian garden in Germantown.
Face to Face grant dollars will enable the purchase of garden supplies, tools and a drip irrigation system for the 25-plot community garden. Produce grown will be used to prepare the meals currently served to this Germantown community, and extras to be distributed in their fresh market-free of charge.
The grant will allow the purchase of pruning tools, two fruit tree ladders, wheelbarrows, trowels and tree tags supplies for the robust Get Up and Green community gardening program. They are working toward becoming a Level 1 arboretum.
The grant will enable the purchase of seeds, perennials and supplies for the hospital’s horticultural therapy gardening program. The theme for the plantings this year is Native American plants
The grant dollars will provide their Heritage Fam with funds to purchase 70 different seed varieties, potting mix, poles to support tomatoes and peppers, mulch and compost to treat the soil of the growing beds.
PASA provides education and resources for farmers working in harmony with natural ecosystems. Our grant will enable them to demonstrate how to increase the productivity of the existing orchard at Saul HS by installing vegetable crops and woody stem crops between the rows of fruit trees, and how to extend the season with both early (asparagus, ramps, rhubarb) and late (Asian pears, paw paws, winterberry) crops. The produce is used in the school cafeteria and is sold at the CSA Farm Store.