Vote Now: Help the Philadelphia Orchard Project

Hopefully the recent activity in Washington has gotten you in the votin' mood: The Philadelphia Orchard Project could use your support. Here is their message:

The Philadelphia Orchard Project needs your vote—we've been chosen a as Green Heroes Grant Program finalist! Out of a pool of 398 entries we were selected as one of five finalists in our category.

Now that we're a finalist it's up to the public to make us a Green Heroes Grant winner. From March 18 through April 18, 2010, the public will have the opportunity to vote online for its favorite finalists. The top two vote recipients in each category will receive a Green Heroes grant. A $15,000 first-prize grant and a $5,000 runner-up grant will be awarded in each of the three categories: youth or youth-led organization, adult or adult-led organization and school program.

$15,000 is a lot of community orchards, so please vote for POP. You need to be on facebook to vote, unfortunately. A good reason to join if you've been dragging your heels in the 20th century. You can vote once a day for the next month.  Thanks for your support!

For more on the Philadelphia Orchard Project, check out Grid's 2009 Gardening Issue