Get Up & Go! is once again offering Healthy Community grants of up to $1000 to fund new and existing community gardens in St. Clair County. Schools, neighborhoods, municipalities, parks, churches, or other organizations are encouraged to apply for the grants. We encourage applicants to form partnerships in order to strengthen their garden projects.

Completed applications must be received via email by March 31, 2017. See the application document (below) for complete submission instructions.

Garden Grant Recipient O'Fallon Garden Club

Download the 2017 Garden Grant application in Word Format

If unable to open the Word Document, please use this pdf version:
Download the 2017 Garden Grant Application

U of I Community Garden Workshop 2017

Get Up & Go! Garden Grants

Get Up & Go! Communities

Do you live in a Get Up & Go! community?

We recognize and reward communities that are working to make healthy choices available!
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Starting in mid-December, Metro East communities can apply to become a designated Get Up & Go! Community. One community will even receive a $1,000 prize. Learn more

For more information about Get Up & Go! Communities, see the videos below.

Park Directory

Metro East Park and Recreation District Park Directory 
Madison County and St. Clair County Illinois

Available from the Metro East Park and Recreation District

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Become a Member

Make a difference in your community! Become a member to fund our objectives to improve health in St. Clair County. We have already done many remarkable things but need your help to continue in these efforts.

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Annual membership is $25.

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