Our grant will provide hardy plant material for the gardens behind the swings and adjacent to the stairwell entrance of the park to maintain the health of the beds and limit their use as a walkway. The garden beds will be cordoned off and educational plant information will be provided.
The grant is for a food production involving families, students, and seniors in the Kensington neighborhood. Materials purchased with this grant will be an underground water line, plumbing valves and fittings, spigots, tubing, connectors, hose reels, gutters and down spouts, and rain barrels to substantially improve the water management and irrigation of this large community garden. The goal of the grant is to provide dependable watering system which will strengthen their horticultural practices and food production.
The grant will provide funds to purchase blueberry bushes, new varieties of grapes, rhubarb plants for the kitchen garden, roses (with trellis), lilacs, viburnums and hydrangeas to be planted throughout this historic Victorian garden in Germantown.
The grant will allow the purchase of pruning tools, two fruit tree ladders, wheelbarrows, trowels and tree tags supplies for the robust Get Up and Green community gardening program. They are working toward becoming a Level 1 arboretum.
The grant will enable the purchase of seeds, perennials and supplies for the hospital’s horticultural therapy gardening program. The theme for the plantings this year is Native American plants
The grant dollars will provide their Heritage Fam with funds to purchase 70 different seed varieties, potting mix, poles to support tomatoes and peppers, mulch and compost to treat the soil of the growing beds.