The local Health Department has teaching garden grants up to $1,000 available and they're encouraging people interested to apply. 

The Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department’s Step ONE program aims to teach people about teamwork and the importance of eating healthy foods by growing their own fruits and vegetables.

“Each garden tells a unique story,” says Step ONE Garden Grant Coordinator Renee Craig, “It’s a story of overcoming obstacles, cultivating relationships, and learning core values such as hard work, cooperation, and leadership. When these values become rooted in the garden, they become rooted in our community.”

New grants are awarded for $1000, and previous grantees can apply for $250 a year for up to 3 years. Step ONE will be accepting applications until August 31. To apply, visit the Step ONE website.