Local Organizations Encouraged To Apply For Beautification Grants From Master Gardeners

The Ste. Genevieve Master Gardeners organization announced the availability of $2,000 in grants to promote opportunities for gardening projects in Ste. Genevieve County.

“Keep Ste. Genevieve Beautiful” grants are available for projects during the period from April 9 to November 7 that include:

  • beautification of the city’s and/or county’s  public spaces with flowers, vegetables, trees, and other garden ornamentation;
  • sponsorship of educational seminars on gardening, garden art, birds, nature, etc.;
  • sponsorship of scholarships to local programming on gardening, the Master Gardeners Course;
  • opportunities currently unavailable that promote or assist gardening;
  • programming that assists or encourages young children to develop a love of gardening
  • programs that provide opportunities for the disabled to participate in gardening activities.
  • programs that aid the elderly in maintaining present gardens or promote continued gardening.

Grant application forms, and more information regarding grant and project requirements, may be obtained from the University of Missouri Extension Office at 1300 Progress Parkway, Suite B [in the Progress Sports Complex], or by calling 573-883-3548, or by e-mail to sharongrass52@gmail.com.

The deadline for grant applications is 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 9.  Grant awards will be made on April 9.

The grants are funded from proceeds of the annual Master Gardeners Ste. Genevieve Garden Walk and Plant Sale, held the weekend after Mother’s Day each year. This year’s event will be Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17.

This is the ninth year Ste Genevieve Master Gardeners is offering the grant funding. Grants have been awarded to various organizations, including local schools, Memorial Cemetery, the Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center, Main Street Park, the community center, the Community Garden, and more.

(Information in a release from Master Gardeners.)

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