Seed2Seed in Kernersville has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $750 in the Beautification category. Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for grants for $500 to $1,000 telling how they are addressing these pressing issues: Litter Prevention, Recycling, Cigarette Litter Prevention, and Community Beautification.
Since 2011, Keep Virginia Beautiful has provided over $110,000 in 30 in Thirty Grants to 140 organizations throughout the state. This year, for the first time, we are awarding 45 grants because of the generosity of our partners at Altria, Keep America Beautiful, WestRock Foundation and Trex.
Seed2Seed is a neighborhood garden located at Grace Covenant Church in Roanoke determined to engage their community through growing experiences and donating the harvest to those in need. They own over 23 acres to practice their growing technique called “Back to Eden” which uses no chemicals, and plants heirloom varieties of seeds that can be harvested and used for next year. Their goal is to educate families in need about gardening and healthy cooking habits. They will also offer classes on how to compost and save seeds. The funds from Keep Virginia Beautiful will be used to purchase garden tools and supplies to use in the garden.