December 15, 2011
Alliance for Community Trees is pleased to announce its newest grant program for community tree planting. In cooperation with the USDA People’s Garden Project, ACTrees is introducing a new national pilot program designed to explore and deepen the connections between community trees and urban agriculture. ACTrees is the only national organization to receive People’s Garden funding from the USDA, and we will be disbursing it to our member organizations through this nationally-competitive challenge grant to plant trees at community gardens.
Megan Odett, Development Associate, Alliance for Community Trees (College Park, MD)
Megan Odett is ACTrees’ staff liaison to the USDA People’s Garden Initiative and has worked with USDA staff and ACTrees staff to manage the ACTrees People’s Garden Grants and develop the application and review process.
Julia Marano, Program Consultant, Alliance for Community Trees (College Park, MD)
As a nonprofit executive with experience in community projects, program development and gardening, Julia Marano has worked with ACTrees to develop the structure, spirit, and guidelines of the ACTrees People’s Garden Grants. Grants will focus on two Strategic Goals: planting trees to shade or screen community gardens, and planting trees for fruit and nut production.
Webcast attendees will learn about:
* Background of the USDA People’s Garden Initiative
* Connections between trees and urban agriculture
* Strategic goals of this new pilot program
* Grant requirements, details, and timeline
About the Webcast Series
The Webcast Series is the Alliance for Community Trees’ monthly webcast series held at the lunch hour and made possible through support from The Home Depot Foundation and USDA Forest Service. The goal is to create informal training opportunities for local urban and community forestry organizations. The content is geared to mainly serve the needs of volunteer organizations and community groups, although webcasts are open to all.
The trainings leverage local successes by amplifying to a larger audience the model organizations’ methods, materials, and approaches. Sessions are planned to last no more than one hour, with two presenters speaking on the same topic from slightly different perspectives, each for 10-15 minutes, followed by 10-15 minutes of questions and answers.
CEU Approved: 0 Hour
CFE Category 2 Approved: 0 Hour