Neighborhood Grant

Neighborhood Grant
Raised Bed

The City of Bristol Tennessee began a Neighborhood Grant program in 2016, with the purpose of awarding grant funding to help provide public benefit to a local neighborhood within the City limits.  This year the grant is being awarded to Appalachia Sustainable Development in partnership with Haynesfield Elementary School for a neighborhood garden space.

The Haynesfield Community Garden will be located in a space at the corner of Shirley Drive and Bluff City Highway.  “The colorful gardens will add value to the neighborhood and provide a gardening space for residents during after school hours, on weekends, and during the summer months,” stated Christina Blevins, the Community Development Specialist who heads up the grant program for the city.

Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD) is a local non-profit who supports local agriculture and assists in economic opportunity by connecting people to healthy food.  The group has worked with Haynesfield Elementary School to train children how to grow a garden and enjoy fresh vegetables since 2014.  The grant will allow the opportunity for Haynesfield Elementary School and ASD to partner in providing an expanded garden space permitting the neighborhood to grow some of its own food, flowers, and herbs.

The $5,000 grant will go towards materials for six new raised beds, soil, straw bales, landscaping fabric, no-dig semi-permanent fencing, and ASD labor.

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