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Brooklin Garden Club seeks grant applications



BROOKLIN — The Brooklin Garden Club is on the lookout for groups or individuals who are interested in improving the community’s outdoor environment or developing new plans to educate area residents in terms of conservation, ecology, gardening, agriculture or the like.

Local nonprofit organizations including community improvement groups, schools and libraries as well as other institutions and individuals are encouraged to submit their plans and ideas to be considered for potential grants of up to $1,500.

Grants are available for projects involving agriculture, forestry, landscaping, conservation and ecology that are accessible to residents of the club’s member towns.

Applications will be judged on efforts to promote public education in these fields or to develop or improve outdoor areas open to the public. Awards are limited to one per organization and cannot be used to provide for project maintenance or endowments.

In past years grants have been awarded for projects such as the planting of a school orchard, a composting and recycling program at a local day camp, greenhouse supplies at several area schools and providing vegetable seedlings to a local food pantry.

The Brooklin Garden Club is a 501(c)3 organization that raises money through activities such as its popular “Art in Bloom” exhibition, a festival of art and flowers that is scheduled to return this coming summer. Additional funds come from contributions, bequests in honor of members past and present and garden and house tours.

For further information and application forms, contact Lyn Mayewski, 359-2027 or [email protected] or Lee Holmes, 359-8411 or [email protected].

The deadline for submission of applications is May 1.

 

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