The Giving Grove

In coordination with our partner The Big Garden, the Health Fund is excited to offer a special grant opportunity for Healthy Congregations communities to establish Giving Groves – little orchards with big impacts. The Giving Grove program has helped plant hundreds of orchards across four states, equating to more than 55 million pounds of fresh produce. The Giving Grove is a Kansas City-based network of orchard programs, with a mission to provide healthy calories, strengthen communities, and improve the environment through sustainable little orchards which dramatically increase access to healthy food.

The Big Garden will help partnering sites in local communities prepare for and establish a Giving Grove and will provide ongoing support and training to stewards at each site, who will care for the orchards. The July 7, 2020 webinar with Molly Baurain, Kansas Coordinator for The Big Garden, provides detailed information on the program, time frame, and application.

If you missed the live webinar, a recording is available above, along with the presentation slides.

Applications are ongoing
Fall Deadline: September 1, 2022

Spring Deadline: February 15, 2022
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Recording of July 7, 2020 Giving Grove webinar

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