Announcing Our 2022 Seed Grant Winners!

Photo courtesy of Picture Perfect Ranch.

This spring, twenty-nine mini-grants totaling more than $12,000 were awarded to businesses, individuals, organizations, and municipalities located in the nine-county area served by Ohio’s Winding Road. Ohio’s Winding Road seed grants are all under $700 and designed to fill in gaps or jumpstart local projects or businesses. Here are the winners:

Altenbrauch Farm, LLC

Athens Conservancy

Athens Farmers Market

Barefoot Barn and Farm, LLC

Bellavenue Manor, LLC

Bigfoot Hollow, LLC

Blaney Family Farm

Buffalo Gals Voices: Cherokee Valley Bison Ranch and Blue Rock Station

Clutch Collective MOV

Faithfully Sweet Treats

David Griesmyer, Sculptor

Homecoming Farm

Integration Acres

Invisible Ground

Longview Air BnB

Morgan County Regional Airport

Mushroom Harvest Provisions

Ohio Valley Opry, LLC

Paper Circle, Inc.

Passion Works

Picture Perfect Ranch

Primitive Mud Pottery

Root 56 Farm, LLC

Solid Ground Farm, LLC

Southern Ohio Copperheads Baseball Club, Inc.

Talcon Quinn

The Greenhouse Glenford

The Hive of Nelsonville/Integrated Services for Behavioral Health

Zanesville-Muskingum County CVB

This is the fourth year for the seed grant program and each year the number of applications and variety of projects has continued to grow. Grants have funded such things as promotional and marketing materials, including signage, labels, website updates and other print materials, local food production, fine art posters, gardening supplies and plants, farming equipment, and art supplies. Each of these projects was funded based on their intent and ability to increase and improve the experience economy in the Ohio’s Winding Road target area. Seed grant recipients also receive increased marketing for their business or project through features on the Ohio’s Winding Road website, on social media and/or in the newsletters.

Funds for the seed grant program are provided through The Sugarbush Foundation and managed by Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area. To learn more about Ohio’s Winding Road, the seed grant program, see a complete list of seed grant recipients and read additional stories highlighting the region visit, on Facebook and on Instagram.

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