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Apply now for gardeners' grants

outdoors Ellsworth,Wisconsin 54011
Pierce County Herald
Apply now for gardeners' grants
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

The St. Croix Valley Master Gardeners Association (SCVMGA) invites individuals and organizations to apply for a grant to help educate, beautify or serve their community in 2011.

This year a total of $3,500 will be awarded with an individual maximum grant of $250. The requirements designate that the projects benefit a non-profit or community service-based organization and serve one or more of these purposes: Community or civic beautification, such as parks, schools, or public spaces; gardening for area food projects; educational projects involving horticulture; environmental stewardship, e.g. prairie restoration.

More specifically, some of the projects we have helped fund in past years include: Rain gardens; butterfly gardens; bird gardens; school vegetable gardens; library and community gardens; gardens at senior centers and nursing homes; school, 4H, YMCA and other youth projects; Habitat for Humanity landscaping; projects at the county fairgrounds; renovation of school grounds; compost projects; and establish native and woodland garden in Willow River State Park.

Organizations within St. Croix and Pierce Counties are eligible to apply. Grant proposals must be submitted (by mail or e-mail) on the SCVMGA grant application and returned by March 12.

Questions or additional applications may be obtained from Dianne Wright at or 651-275-4460. Find grant applications by clicking the link attached to this story.