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Vermont Fruit & Nut Tree Grant 2023

The Vermont Fruit & Nut Tree Grant focuses on increasing access to fruit and nut trees through plantings and related education at community gardens across the state, specifically at sites serving underserved populations.  Grants range from $500-$1,000 to fund the purchase of fruit and nut trees and related care supplies (i.e. organic fertilizer, protective fencing,  Limited funding is also available for related projects to enhance the site’s fruit and nut tree plantings (such as irrigation or companion plants). Grantees are asked to host a community event or outreach activity to share learning about fruit and nut trees. Grantees also receive:

  • Online workshop on community fruit and nut tree planting and care
  • Guidance/technical support and site visit from VGN representative, as needed

Please review our Granting Guide, including Fruit & Nut Tree Selection prior to completing the following application.

Application deadline December 2, 2022. Questions? Contact michelle@vtgardens.org

This grant program is a collaboration between the Vermont Garden Network (VGN) and the VT Urban & Community Forestry Program (VT UCF).

Be sure to click "Submit" once you've completed your online application.

Contact Information
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Garden Information
The following information will be used for grant review purposes and to help populate VGN’s online Garden Directory.
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Which of the following best describes your garden?

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Fruit & Nut Tree Plantings
Before completing this section, please review and consider our guidance for deciding the appropriate number and types of trees for your site. Details and links to more info are found in our Granting Guide - visit www.vcgn.org.
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How much funding do you request for your fruit and nut tree plantings?
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No more than 10 trees can be requested per site.
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Describe the garden space and where your new trees will be planted.
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Our goal is to help make sure your trees will flourish, so please let us know about any concerns you have or amendments we can suggest for proper tree placement and soil health.
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Describe who will benefit and how this project will impact individuals and/or your community.

This budget is for purchasing trees and related care supplies.
Related Project Funding - Optional
Please answer the following three questions only if you are requesting additional funding for related projects (typically $250-$500)



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