The purpose of the Grindrod Garlic Festival Society is:
(a) To raise awareness about and promote local food and agriculture, and economically and environmentally sustainable farming practices;
(b) To foster community spirit by organizing the Grindrod Garlic Festival;
(c) To support related local community events, community organizations, artisans and education initiatives whenever possible.
The Grindrod Garlic Festival Society has established a grant of up to $500 to be awarded for a school-based project that is aligned with the purposes of the Society.
In 2022 the grant was awarded to the South Canoe Elementary School. They planted fruit and nut trees (see photo) on the property to increase biodiversity, support the science curriculum, and supplement their hot lunch program.