Focused on Educating, Supporting, Publicizing and Building America's Garden Communities
The Plant America theme for President Gay Austin’s administration emphasizes the cornerstone elements of gardening: the variety of garden types; the elements required for healthy, sustainable gardens; an awareness of environmental issues; and resources to provide needed funds to put garden plans into action. This theme is chosen to help NGC members and the public return to the "roots" of why most members join garden clubs - to learn about gardening!
Projects submitted for receiving a grant may be a joint venture with another organization/s. The scope of these projects in communities may include:
- Beautification and/or restoration
- Community gardens
- School gardens/classrooms
- Landscaping for Habitat for Humanity Homes
- Landscaping of Blue Star Memorial Markers
- Implementation of environmental practices
- A horticulture or environmental educational event for the public
Grant Amount: Up to $1,000.00 is available to be used for direct expenses of projects
Who May Apply: Individual garden clubs that are members of National Garden Clubs, Inc., and did not receive a grant in 2017 or 2018.
Application Deadline: October 15, 2019. Recipients of grants will be notified, and all money will be awarded by January 31, 2020. Projects must be completed by February 28, 2021, and final report forms are due by April 1, 2021.