#FeedABee grants available for urban farms, community gardens

whimsical graphic of a chat bubble with a bee inside it. The Text under the bee reads "#FeedABee"Don’t know what to do with that extra space in your community garden?  

Want to give your neighborhood greenspace a pop of color while promoting a healthier environment and food system?

Do you just really like bees, butterflies, and other pollinators and worry about their loss of habitat?

The Allegheny County Conservation District, in collaboration with Grow Pittsburgh, is offering any community garden, urban farm, or neighborhood greenspace a chance to apply for the Feed a Bee Urban Habitat Grant. If you are selected, we will bring the tools, seeds, plants, compost, straw, educational information, and help establish the site, free! This opportunity is not for backyards and private residences, but for shared spaces like gardens and parks, or urban farms that grow food for their communities. We are looking for locations in the greater Pittsburgh area.

Simply fill out our short application online today for the ACCD Feed a Bee Initiative, and you could be one of the 10 sites around the city of Pittsburgh to transform unused or underused space into an environmentally beneficial hub for butterflies, bees, moths, beetles, flies, birds, and bats during spring of 2018.

The Application Process will remain open until February 21st at 5 p.m.

For more information, check out our application and feel free to share! If you have questions, feel free to email questions to Riley Sunday at rsunday@accdpa.org or call 412-241-7645.