BEND, Ore. -

To further strengthen Central Oregon’s food security, Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council (COIC) is providing grants up to $2,000 to existing public community gardens throughout Central Oregon.

Grant applications are available beginning February 1, 2013 and due March 5, 2013.

Grants are available at or contact Katrina Van Dis for an application.

This opportunity is part of Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council’s Cultivating Local Food project funded by the Meyer Memorial Trust to support Oregon-based food system projects.