Community Root Cellar Grants

The Ecology Action Centre is looking to support community root cellars throughout Nova Scotia.  We will be awarding between 2 and 6 $400 grants to help communities purchase materials and/or hire a builder to construct a community root cellar.

Potential root cellars must be located in community owned spaces.  Root cellars in private homes or businesses are not eligible.  Root cellars must also be located in Nova Scotia.

To apply for community root cellar funding, please complete the form below and email to Marla MacLeod at by August 26, 2011.  The applications will be reviewed by a committee of staff and volunteers and decisions will be made by September 9.  Depending on interest and available funding, we may consider a second round of applications in the fall of 2011.

We have collected a variety of resource and information materials on root cellaring.  We have also completed construction on a root cellar of our own, located in the basement of the Ecology Action Centre.  We are happy to provide advice and information for organizations and individuals building root cellars, regardless of whether your application is successful.  If you are considering building a root cellar in your community, but are not yet in a position to construct a root cellar, please send us an email and tell us more about your project.  We are looking to gauge interest in this type of project.

Application form

Contact Name:
Website (if applicable):

Please tell us about your organization.  What is you mandate?  What population do you serve?  (up to 200 words)

Tell us about the root cellar you would like to build.  Where will it be constructed? What type of root cellar are you planning to build? (up to 200 words)

Who will benefit from the root cellar? (up to 100 words)
: What will you spend the money on?  Do you have matching funds, donated materials, or volunteers to cover the remaining costs?

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