Gaia Roots Small Grants Program
Are you a small farmer, community organizer, or social enterprise working to strengthen our food and farming system in the USA through regenerative agriculture? If so, apply for a small grant through our social impact program, Gaia Roots.
Grantees will receive $5,000 for projects that are using regenerative land practices to drive social, environmental, and economic impact. Grantees will also receive an all-expense paid trip to the Gaia Farm in Brevard, NC for a 2-day in-depth training on Gaia Herbs’ regenerative farm practices and herbal production.
Qualifications (Must Be One of the Following)
- Small farms (operating on less than 100 acres)
- Non-profit organizations
- Social enterprises
- Research institutions
Due to conflict of interest, Gaia Herbs employees and direct relatives are not eligible for grant funding.
Priority & Focus Areas
- Producing medicinal herbs, including hemp (must comply with state legislation)
- Focusing efforts on Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion (DEI) in farming and land management
Projects We Will Fund
Below are examples of fundable projects.
- Developing regenerative farming training guides
- Train the trainer programs
- Farm outreach programs
- Purchase of agricultural inputs, such as seeds
- Developing composting/vermiculture programs
- Soil management programs
- Regenerative farming education
- Crop diversification
- Community herb and food gardens
- Agroforestry projects
- Complete online application
- Complete quarterly progress report
- In an effort to advance knowledge and education around farming, you must be willing to allow Gaia Herbs to share your story with our audience
The current submission period is now closed.