GRANTS & RESOURCES

March 1st


Each year the Board of Directors allocates part of our budget to Project Grants which are awarded by GMGA in April. Active Master Gardener members are encouraged to complete an application and submit it, through their District Director, by 1st of March of each year. See application for qualifications and submission instructions.

2017


Project Grants


Bartow County (Steve Zuber) – Rose Lawn Museum (New Garden Bed)

10 MGs involved. Preparation of a new garden bed, installation of irrigation system; planting of heritage roses and other heritage plants and installation of a gravel path. ​

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Cobb County (Maureen M. Lok) – The Center for Children & Young Adults

6 MGs involved. Plants for new High Tunnel, herb and vegetable garden; wheat straw bales, organic substances to prevent weeds, garden pests and ants. ​

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Cobb County (Michelle Gambon) - Park Street Elementary School

Community Sprouts consists of parents, teachers, Captain Planet, Farm Bureau, local chefs, school nurses, college students and community clubs. The program uses 8 raised beds to grow food, teach outdoor class lessons and offer harvest taste tests. The grant would allow the purchase of pine straw, sweet potato slips, tomato and pepper plants, mulch, top soil, wood and hardware to make garden boxes, seed starting supplies, pollinator plants, taste-testing groceries and outdoor science supplies. ​

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Cobb County (Michelle Gambon) - Marietta Sixth Grade Academy

Using plants grown by the Academy to teach students nutrition, and environmental curriculum based education in courses such as math, science, STEM and language arts. The grant would allow the purchase of pine straw, sweet potato slips, tomato and pepper plants, mulch, top soil, seed starting supplies, pollinator plants and seasonal plants as well as taste-testing groceries for up to 700 students. ​

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Cobb County (Michelle Gambon) - Sawyer Elementary School

Community Sprouts consists of parents, teachers, Captain Planet, Farm Bureau, local chefs, school nurses, college students and community clubs. The program uses 8 raised beds to grow food, teach outdoor class lessons and offer harvest taste tests. The grant would allow for the purchase of sweet potato slips, pollinator plants, top soil, mushroom compost, seasonal food plants, seed starting supplies and taste-testing groceries. ​

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Douglas County (Marjorie Stansel) – Douglas County Nature Trail

3 MGs involved. Addition of permanent plant stakes to shrubs and other plants to aid in the education of the public visiting the trail. ​

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Fayette County (Myriam Cousin) – Fayetteville Main Street

6 MGs involved. Provide landscaping for strip in front of Main Street mural, including drip hose, mulch, Muhly grass, abelia, pink drift rose, Confederate Jasmine, Hollies, Violas, Snapdragons, Pansies, concrete, bricks, urns and annuals. ​

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Fayette County (Myriam Cousin) – Spring Hill Elementary School

9 MGs involved, in addition to boy scouts and community. The grant would provide rain barrel connections; Plasticulture mulch, grow bed, fish tank and other items to set up Aquaponics project. ​

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Fayette County (Judy Coleman)– Veterans Memorial at Patriot Park

7-10 MGs involved; Extension Agent. Signage and posts for trees, shrubs and other pollinator plants and addition of pollinator plants to garden. ​

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Fayette County (Judy Coleman) – Fayette County Wildlife Gardener Program

5-10 MGs involved; Extension Agent. Teaching youth about wildlife, insects, pollinator plants; adding beds and plants to existing garden; purchasing microscope to study insects. ​

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Floyd County (Cathy Dollar and Ginny Word) – The Chieftains Museum and Major Ridge Demonstration Garden

13-15 MGs involved. Expansion of the pollinator garden with addition of more soil, amendments, mulch, pine straw and pollinator plants; materials for school groups, brochure printing and supplies for community workshops. ​

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Fulton County, South (Sandra Hall) – South Fulton Community Garden ($500.00)

17 MGs involved. Renovation of the perennial memory garden with unusual bulbs and shrubs with interest for each season and creation of an herb garden to be used to instruct children how to plant and harvest. Grant would purchase some garden equipment, lime, manure, compost, peat moss, bulbs, shrubs and herbs. ​

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Fulton County (Alan Olszewski) – Piedmont Park Learning Garden

Installation of Rose of Sharon, Pink Muhlygrass, Liastris, Butterfly Weed, Wild Geranium, Agastache, Coriopsis, Autumn Fern, Heuchera, Aromatic Aster, Sweet Shrub, Woodland Phlox, Asclepias (Swamp Milkweed), Joe Pye Weed and Goldenrod. ​

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Gwinnett County (Debra Hoaks) – Greenway Trail Pollinator Garden Enhancement

Addition of flagstone walkway, perennials, milkweed, pre-emergent and weed suppression cloth. ​

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Gwinnett County (Carol Hassell) – Mary Kistner Nature Center, Restoration of Woodland

Removal of invasives and installation of native plants such as Redbud, Parsley Haw, Sweetshrub, Summersweet, Yaupon Holly, coneflower, butterfly weed, aster, tickseed, bee balm, brown-eyed susan, golden rod, blue sage, grasses and ground cover. ​

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Gwinnett County (Kathy Parent) – McDaniel Farm Sweet Potato Initiative

Create deer fences and use chemical repellent to attempt to retain the sweet potato harvest; build trellising for tomatoes. ​

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White County (Carol Balaun) - Mossy Creek Elementary School Victory Garden

2 MGs involved; Extension Agent; Farm Bureau; teacher. Funds to purchase durable garden materials such as bird needing, rabbit fencing, row covers and hoops, treated lumber to repair existing beds.
 

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