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.


Project Grants

Cobb County (Susan Dawsey) Plant a Row for Hunger – (Awarded $300.00)

20 MGs involved. Request is for soil for 6 raised beds at $158 per bed.

Cobb County (Diana/Randy Threatte) - Hyde Farm Community (Awarded $100.00)

Asking for funds for 300x2 foot border area for pollinator plants and soil.

Cobb County (Judy Beard) - Wright Environmental Center (Awarded $500.00)

Purchase of native plants such as Ilex vomitoria, Ilex verticillata, as well as similar evergreen and deciduous large shrubs to replace invasives previously removed. These plants act as a screening barrier along Johnson Ferry Road.

Douglas County (Marjorie Stansel) – Douglas County Greenhouse Improvement (Awarded $300.00)

5 MGs involved. Replace existing damaged plastic with newer two-layer longer-lasting plastic to provide better heating and air control.

Effingham County (Michael Sims) – Native Pollinator Habitat, Lost Plantation Golf Club (Awarded $300.00).

5 MGs involved. Provide signage and brochures for existing educational pollinator garden.

Fannin County (Alyce Wirtz) – Mineral Springs Park (Awarded $350.00)

25 MGs involved. Purchase plant labels and additional native plants for entrance to Mineral Springs Park.

Floyd County (Virginia Word) – Chieftain’s Museum/Major Ridge Home (Awarded $200.00)

10-15 MGs involved. Building of tool storage closet and compost bins, provision of garden labels, and educational materials to educate students and other groups that tour the home.

Forsyth County (Mel Brannen) – Master Naturalists: Native Plant Garden, Big Creek Greenway (Awarded $350.00).

Purchase of plant markers and additional native plants for Native Plant Garden at Big Creek Greenway.

Fulton County, South (Shirley Shivers) – Growing our Future Gardeners (Awarded $500.00)

8 MG’s involved. Develop “Grow Your Own Salad” program for use with seniors and children. Educational components include books from MGSprouts program, power point presentation and supplies for growing salads in a container.

Gilmer County (Kathy Hoelscher-Levine ) – Boys and Girls Club (Awarded $125.00)

12 MG’s involved. This Educational Garden project will introduce kids to fresh vegetables, planting and harvesting, using lessons from the Whole Kids Foundation and the American Heart Association.

Gwinnett County (Leanne Penman) – Norcross Garden Club (Awarded $100.00)

5 MG’s involved. Bat Education, Bat Houses, Handouts, Mosquito Education.

Gwinnett County (Jacquelyn W. Daniell) – SE Gwinnett Co-op Community Garden & Ministry (food pantry) (Awarded $413.00)

Two MG’s involved. Purchase seeds and plants for existing beds; build new bed for asparagus; create 2 perennial/pollinator garden areas including soil, plants and amendments.

Houston County (Diane Stephens) – Wellston Villas Home #56 (Awarded $500.00)

4-6 MGs involved. Design and provide landscaping for new Habitat Home.

Lumpkin County (Lisa Hall) – New Junior Master Gardener Program (Awarded $500.00)

10-20 MG’s involved. Development of Junior Master Gardener Program to be used in all schools in Lumpkin County.

Pickens County (Dee Ann Boggus) – Demonstration Garden. (Awarded $496.32)

10 MG’s involved. Build two raised beds to be used as demonstration garden for ten planned community workshops.

Walton County (Cindy Hyde) – William Harris Homestead Garden (Awarded $500.00)

20 MG’s involved. Develop and plant 40’x100’ garden at William Harris Homestead Garden and to provide produce from the garden to clients using a former bus with side crates to hold produce.



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