MAMGA Grants and Community Support

MAMGA supports local gardening activities in four ways:

Bryn Scriver, a parent volunteer, assisting students on planting day at Nuestro Mundo Community School's rain garden.   Photo courtesy Althea Dotzour

Bryn Scriver, a parent volunteer, assisting students on planting day at Nuestro Mundo Community School's rain garden. Photo courtesy Althea Dotzour

  1. By providing Partner Grants to the Dane County Extension Teaching Garden and the University Display Gardens at the West Madison Agricultural Research Station

  2. By providing support for shared projects with Allen Centennial Gardens, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and the University of Wisconsin Arboretum

  3. Through Shelley Ryan Gardening Grants for projects within Dane County

  4. Through MAMGA Community Services Grants to schools, public or non-profit community gardens.

If you are interested in applying for a MAMGA Community Garden Grant, please complete and submit the form below. Click the bar to download the application in either format. Applications must be submitted between November 1, 2018, and April 13, 2019.

Past projects are listed below.

MAMGA Community Garden Grant Winners in 2017:

  • WI Heights Community Garden Raised Beds $325

The grant supported the installation of 3 additional raised beds to grow vegetables, herbs, berries, and asparagus. Produce was available to WI Hts gardeners or local food pantries. Gardeners donated a minimum of 6 hours to work on the project.

  • Glendale Strawbale Gardens $300

Five organic straw bale garden areas were added to demonstrate the methods and to control weeds that are invading existing garden areas. Various types of gardens, (pizza, salsa, squash and gourd, etc) were implemented.

  • Lowell Centennial Garden $300

The grant supported relocating the garden to a sunnier spot and building raised garden beds for each age group, 4K to 5th grades and special needs students. Students learned about growing their own food from start to finish and the healing value of a garden area for those who struggle with physical or mental health issues. Gardens is also be used by art classes.

  • Nuestro Mundo – Tools for Learning $275

The grant paid for the purchase of vegetable gardening tools and a rain barrel.

  • Vermicomposting at Spring Harbor Middle School $175

he grant is for the purchase of worms and composter equipment and supplies (tea bubbler and moter, activator, etc) and to demonstrate this form of organic composting to 270 students in the school gardens. Compost materials are  gathered by students in the cafeteria.

  • Creative Learning Preschool Urban Community Garden $125

The grant supported the expansion of growing vegetables in containers and installed a water collection system including a rain barrel.

MAMGA Community Garden Grant Winners in 2016:

  • Fitchburg Boys and Girls Club Garden Expansion $300

  • Falk Elementary School Garden, Madison $200

  • Neustro Mundo Community School rain garden $300

  • Wisconsin Heights Community Garden water system $400

  • Frank Allis School Heritage Garden $300

MAMGA Community Garden Grant Winners in 2015

  • Installation of Edible Native Landscaping at Marlborough Community Garden $481

  • People + Pollinators Project in Brittingham Community Gardens $416

  • Bees, Bugs, and Butterflies! Oh my! Pollinator Garden installation at Troy Gardens $472

  • Wisconsin Heights Community Garden Food Pantry Plots $132