Non-School Stakeholder Garden
Leon County’s Stakeholder Garden Program
This application package is for organizations other than schools seeking support for gardens operated on
non-County property for civic purposes.
Overview, Eligibility and Appropriate Sites
Stakeholder gardens include gardens at places of worship, neighborhood associations, gardens associated
with not-for-prot organizations including food banks and homeless shelters, or other non-commercial
institutions and entities. Such gardens, whose purposes are for civic improvement (including education,
growing fresh produce to address food security issues, or neighborhood revitalization) are eligible to apply for
County support. The garden must be within Leon County. Gardens located outside of Tallahassee’s city limits
must be operated in compliance with Section 10-6.816 of the Code of Laws of Leon County, governing the
establishment and operation of community gardens. Recipients of garden grants shall agree to post a sign to
be supplied by Leon County.
Those applying for support of a garden to be hosted by a school, please complete the application found
Steps in Garden Application Process
1. Submit the completed application to Tessa Schreiner.
2. A site visit is mandatory prior to application approval. An agent from Leon County Cooperative
Extension will be in contact to schedule the site visit, which should be completed within 10 business days
of the submission of a completed application.
3. The package will be reviewed by County staff for compliance with Leon
County’s Community Garden Policy and the applicant will be notied of the status
of the application within 30 days of submitting a completed application.
4. Grantees will need to ll out a Leon County New Vendor form and a
federal W-9 form from the IRS in order to receive a check.
5. Update Leon County on garden progress by February 1 of each year. A template is
provided on the website, but creativity is encouraged.
If you have questions about the preparation of your application,
please contact Tessa Schreiner at the above information.
Once application package is complete, send to:
Tessa Schreiner, Leon County Sustainability & Recycling Manager
Mail: Ofce of Resource Stewardship
7550 Apalachee Parkway
Tallahassee, FL 32311