Delaney Cullen receives grant to help with “The Little Garden That Grew” project

Published 6:45 pm Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Delaney Cullen, age 6, has just been named the youngest grant recipient in the world through “The Pollination Project (TPP).” The TPP gives out 6-8 grants a week throughout the year to leaders that influence positive changes in the world.

Delaney, daughter of Polk County resident John Cullen, was granted $1,000 for her project “The Little Garden That Grew.” This garden will share Delaney’s passions of reading, nature and people.

Her idea is to have a garden at her local library in western North Carolina. This garden will be for story time and other library programs outside, creating wildlife habitats and growing food for people in need.

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Once the garden space is complete, Delaney will be eligible to receive an impact grant to continue this model for other communities. Delaney, her father and others supporting “The Little Garden That Grew” project seek to raise awareness and support. Find out more information at, or email at

– article submitted by John Cullen