2024 Fruit and Nut Tree Grants

January 9, 2024

North star cherry planted

The Vermont Fruit & Nut Tree Grant focuses on increasing public access to fruit and nut trees across the state. This grant program is a collaboration between the Vermont Garden Network (VGN) and the VT Urban & Community Forestry Program (VT UCF). Additional funding and technical support comes from Branch Out Burlington!

To prepare for the application please review:

If you have any questions please reach out to our main point of contact, Angela at angela@vtgardens.org.

Apply here!

Goals of the Program

  • To increase public access to fruit and nut trees across Vermont, particularly at sites serving underserved populations
  • To ensure survival and proper care of these trees through technical assistance, educational offerings, and resource sharing.
  • To develop and share success stories and best practices for community fruit and nut tree planting, care and use.

2024 Grant Timeline

Jan 5

Grant application opens

Jan 16 &18 

FAQ meetings

Feb 16

Application deadline

March 1

Awarded grantees announced and grant agreements sent. *Funds allocated as soon as agreements are signed*


Project period

April 1

Webinar w/ Jacob Holzberg-pill on Fruit & Nut Tree Planting and Care 

Oct 16

Final report due