An O’Fallon nonprofit organization is offering grant money for community groups to start gardens.
Get Up & Go is offering $1,000 “Healthy Community” grants for new gardens in St. Clair County.
The organization supports health initiatives in the county by promoting healthy eating and active lifestyles, it wrote in a news release.
Community gardens accomplish both of those goals, the group says, by encouraging people to remain active in their gardens and providing them with fruits and vegetables.
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Local groups including schools, neighborhoods, churches and others may apply. Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 31.
More information is available at getupgo.info.