The Field Fund works with the towns, schools, and community of Martha’s Vineyard – including recreational sports leagues – to preserve and improve the Island’s natural grass playing fields. The Field Fund offers support to all schools and towns seeking to improve or better maintain their fields using a regenerative approach.
To encourage the environmentally responsible maintenance of these fields, this fund supports a range of initiatives including but not limited to:
Ongoing maintenance, including surface and subsurface decompaction, slice seeding, supplemental mowing, and irrigation repair
Purchase of materials and equipment such as high quality seed, organic fertilizer, moveable goals, a slice seeder, etc.
Education/training for groundskeepers and other community members
Assistance in upgrading existing fields and playgrounds using natural materials