Master Gardeners Hand Out Grants
NWLAMG Give Back To The Community
The Northwest Louisiana Master Gardeners are proud to announce this year’s recipients of NWLAMG community grants. NWLAMG awards grants to organizations and municipalities that support beautification and horticultural education within our community. Of particular interest are projects that make a difference in the community, that are sustainable, and involve collaboration among local organizations.
The NWLA Master Gardeners awarded a total of $10,000. The winners of the community grant program are:
The American Rose Society, Inc. received $900. The American Rose Center will host Green Thumb, a free community horticultural education program on a wide range of gardening topics.
Northwest Louisiana Interfaith Pharmacy received $2,900. A healthy living project which will include raised vegetable gardens. The project will include education, fresh vegetables, seeds and small plants to the clients served.
The Food Bank of Northwest Louisiana received $2000 for a community garden to help supplement the food distribution program at the Food Bank.
Southfield School received $2,500. Southfield School will install a Junior Master Gardener third grade garden and greenhouse.
Community Renewal International received $1,700. The Yellow House Food Forest is both a community garden and beautification effort for the Highland community.
The NWLA Master Gardeners launched this program in 2010 as a way to give back to the community after all the support given each year for the Le Tour des Jardins, Fall Bulb Sale, and Spring Plant Sale. The mission of the Master Gardeners is to educate the public about gardening and engage our community in horticultural pursuits. Giving these grants allows them to multiply their efforts by aiding and funding projects envisioned, implemented and maintained by other groups.
For more information on the Community Grant Program or each individual grantee, please call the NWLA Master Gardeners at (318)469-9222.