Sustain Abingdon has been awarded a 30 in Thirty Grant of $500 in the Beautification category. Sustain Abingdon is planning a Community Garden project, consisting of twenty plots that will be available to the general public. The plot size will be 20’x20′. Sustain Abingdon will prepare the plots and provide water for the plants as needed. The plants that are grown will be limited to vegetables only. The goal is to provide gardening opportunities to those in the community who might not otherwise be able to have a vegetable garden. 30 in Thirty funds awarded by Keep Virginia Beautiful will be used to help prepare the sites for planting, and to educate residents about the community garden. Sustain Abingdon will measure the number of plots leased, number of participants, and the types of vegetables grown.
Government, non-profit, civic and service organizations in Virginia were invited to apply for 30 in Thirty 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 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.