Four Season Island Agriculture






News Release


four-season island agriculture fund now accepting applications


For Immediate Release: February 19, 2010

Contact: Shey Conover, 207-594-9209, x115, 207-522-4672 (cell) or


rockland, maine– As Maine-island gardeners and farmers eagerly prepare for the 2010 growing season, the Island Institute is pleased to announce a second round of funding available through the Four-Season Island Agriculture Fund, made possible by the 1772 Foundation. This small-grant program is designed to support sustainable-agriculture projects in Maine’s 15 unbridged year-round island communities.


The fund seeks to support farming/gardening projects that will contribute towards increasing the amount of locally produced food, and/or raising awareness about island-based agricultural efforts and heritage.


Funding priorities include:



Applications are due Monday, April 5th, 2010. Individuals as well as organizations are encouraged to apply. For more information about the Four-Season Island Agriculture Fund, to view complete grant guidelines, and to learn how to apply, please visit:





The Island Institute partners with Maine’s year-round island and working-waterfront communities

to ensure that they remain vibrant places to live and work.