What is the Kitchen Garden Project?
Umpqua Community Veg Education Group (UC-VEG) is pleased to present the Kitchen Garden Project (KGP), an opportunity for individuals, families and organizations throughout Douglas County to build backyard vegetable gardens. The KGP provides the public with access to the skills, information and resources needed to grow fresh and healthy foods.
The KGP offers gardens, seeds, and access to classes and workshops on gardening, nutrition and overall health while facilitating connections within the greater gardening community.
A primary goal of the KGP is to support a network of low-income gardeners in order to increase accessibility to sufficient, safe, and nutritious foods. The KGP also partners with community groups, schools, and households of various incomes, so that all people are able to benefit from healthy, fresh and local food.
How do I apply for a FREE garden?
To qualify for free raised beds, applicants must have an annual income at or below 100% of the federal poverty guidelines at the time of application.
To determine household eligibility, please review the chart.
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Please download the following application and submit to UC-VEG: