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Growing Together South Dakota

Growing Together South Dakota is a mini-grant program offered by SDSU Extension’s SNAP-Ed and Master Gardener programs. Community garden teams will engage active Master Gardeners, local community organizations, and volunteers to build and manage gardens to improve access to affordable, nutritious, and safe foods and provide gardening and nutrition education. South Dakota’s efforts feed into a larger Growing Together multi-state SNAP-Ed project that includes Iowa, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, and Wyoming.

The purpose is:

  1. gardening and nutrition education
  2. create sustainable community garden projects
  3. increase access to fresh produce at food pantries and donation sites

SNAP-Ed will provide mini-grants to South Dakota organizations/community garden teams that include certified, active Master Gardener volunteers. These funds will be used to purchase supplies to create or update community gardens and supplies to provide gardening and nutrition education.

Mini-Grant Application Information

Who can apply?

Community garden boards/teams located in South Dakota that include at least one certified, active Master Gardener. The funds must go to an organization and not an individual.

When are applications due?

The 2023 application is now available and the last consideration date is June 15, 2023 by 5:00 pm CST.

Want to know more? Check out Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section in the overview document.

How much funding will I receive?

Applicants may request up to $500 for their projects.

For more information, contact Prairey Walkling, SDSU Extension Family & Community Health Field Specialist.