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Wednesday, 24 August 2011 12:35

Grant money to fund gardening research, education in Haywood

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Need help paying for research or educational outreach about the environment, gardening or horticulture?

The Haywood County Master Gardener Volunteer Association has money for either full or partial-matching grants. Deadline for applications is Aug. 31.

Projects must further the association’s and county’s goals, such as gardening projects including demonstration gardens and educational ventures at schools and community workshops.

Grants have been awarded to a Haywood Community College student studying horticulture, a worm bin (vermicomposting system) for a teacher at Hazelwood Elementary, a rain gauge for a teacher at Clyde Elementary, a children’s garden at Pigeon Street Community Center for installation and refurbishing a garden at HCC by a student.

“We encourage county schools that have horticultural classes to apply,” said Tim Mathews, horticultural agent at the Haywood County Cooperative Extension Service.

Money for the grants is raised by the association through annual plants sales, sales of the Master Gardener almanac and garden gloves.

828.456.3575.

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