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PETRA BRANDT

Winner of the 2023 Strawberry Sprout Grant

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Congratulations to Petra Brandt, the recipient of the 2023 Strawberry Sprout Grant!

 

Petra is a homemaker in Sykesville, MD living with her husband of 23 years and their 2 daughters. She is also the caretaker of her oldest daughter, who is wheelchair bound due to a rare

neurological disorder. Last year, Petra and her husband took the leap and started a quarter of an acre to grow cut flowers on. She has since prepared seven 100 foot flower beds and a soon

to be completed deer fence around the field. 

In the future, she plans to sell wholesale to florists as well as sell Funds will help build her business

by helping purchase new equipment, creating a website, and much more! to and engage the community by using a pop-up stand, attend Farmer's Markets, and possibly arrange bouquet workshops. The business will hopefully be a great way to engage both of their daughters. 

Funds will help build her business by helping purchase new equipment, creating a website,

and much more! 

About the Strawberry Sprout Grant

As a woman-owned business, Strawberry Fields LLC wants to help and empower women in horticulture.
The Strawberry Sprout Grant was created to help fund and support women in the Northeast region of the United States who want to further their careers in horticulture. 

The $2,100 grant is designed to support women in the Northeast Region of the United States who are interested in pursuing a career in the horticulture world, specifically women creating new ideas,
projects and career goals in horticulture.

Sponsors

The Strawberry Sprout Grant is thankful to have the following sponsors help support and further the vision of

the grant. Learn more about these amazing companies by visiting the websites below.

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  • Women (cis and trans are welcome to apply) who live and work in the Northeast region of the United States (Virginia to Maine) 

  • Are at least 18 years old 

  • Must hold a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Must show an interest of actively pursuing this goal for at least 6 months. Examples include website, resume, or portfolio 

Education        Training        Trade Tools        Small Business Development         Materials  
 

 

Applications Opens December 1
Applications Due March 1

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This grant is open to women (including cis and trans) living and working in the Northeast region of the United States. 

The grant committee considers many factors including but not limited to:
        -Strength of application
        -Opportunity to make a great impact on our local community and environment
        -Unique and creative use of grant funding

Grantee will be notified through email by a member of the grant committee. One year after the awarding of the grant, the winner will be required to provide a one page report of how the grant funds were used, what they learned from their project, and overall thoughts on the grant program. 

For additional questions please email strawberrygardendesign@gmail.com

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