The Door County Community Foundation has The Community’s Garden a Sustainability Grant from the John and Nell Herlache Community Impact Grant and the Green Fund. This grant provides financial assistance to improve garden accessibility for gardens of all abilities.
“Over one-third of the gardens with The Community’s Garden are 70 years of age or older. With additional years of age, the physical work of gardening becomes difficult,” said Dick Hauser, Treasurer of the Door County Community Foundation. “The Community Foundation is pleased to provide financial assistance that will fund a few key additions, making the garden more accessible.”
Pictured from left to right are John Meredith, Vice President of The Community’s Garden, Dick Hauser, Treasurer of the Door County Community Foundation, Carmen Schroeder, Secretary of the Community’s Garden, and Jenny Spude, President of the Community’s Garden.
The Community’s Garden provides rental space to residents in the community. The garden helps alleviate financial restraints of gardening by providing seeds, donated plants, tools, water, and will grant a plot renter the options of a “no charge” plot (in exchange for 4 hours of additional volunteerism at the garden). The Community’s Garden provides onsite garden education with group classes, one-on-one gardener support, and onsite material references.
For more information The Community’s Garden, please visit www.TheCommunitysGarden.org.
The Door County Community Foundation’s Sustainability Grants program distributes grant dollars from funds such as the Arts Fund, Children & Youth Fund, Green Fund, Health & Human Needs Fund, Education Fund, Historic Preservation Fund, Healthy Water Fund, and the Women’s Fund.
For more information about the Community Foundation’s services and various grant programs, please visit www.GiveDoorCounty.org.
The Door County Community Foundation, Inc. is a collection of separate charitable funds set up by individuals, families, non-profit organizations, private foundations and businesses that are managed, invested and disbursed for the current and future good of Door County. The Foundation was launched in 1999 and currently administers more than $20 million in charitable assets.