Join us for a virtual workshop as we walk through the 2023 Community Garden Grant Application.
In partnership with USDA-NRCS, this year's Community Garden grant program is offering fifteen (15) grant awards in the amount of $5,000 each for the establishment of raised-bed community gardens in food deserts and rural communities. In this workshop, we'll walk through the various components of the application, eligibility criteria, and the implementation process.
Grant applications are due by 12:00PM (noon) on August 4, 2023. The awards will be announced on or before September 8, 2023.
Mr. Harvin has spent twenty years as a community development practitioner in Communities of Color addressing the issue of social inequality using community-building and -organizing principles. Mr. Harvin graduated from Scott’s Branch High School in the historic civil rights community of Summerton, SC and was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corp. Mr. Harvin holds a masters’ degree in nonprofit management with a specialization in community development finance from the New School for Public Engagement, Milano School of International Affairs, and Management and Urban Policy. As a practitioner, Mr. Harvin has consulted with nonprofits, community action agencies and public charter schools in urban and rural environments to build organization capacity to effect change at the individual and community level. Among his accomplishments are the securing of multiple federal and state awards for community development projects.
The Rural Resource Coalition SC formed when representatives from affordable housing, agriculture, community development, conservation, forestry, heirs’ property, and tourism recognized the mutual need for sustainable economic development to leverage the abundance of human and natural resources in South Carolina’s rural areas.
Welcome to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in South Carolina. The NRCS has been helping farm and forest landowners in the Palmetto State address resource conservation concerns using Farm Bill programs since 1933.