Henry County Master Gardeners offer mini-grants
The Henry County Master Gardeners and Iowa State University Extension are partnering together to award mini-grants up to $250.
The purpose of the grants are to support community gardening projects in Henry County.
Any school-age group, K-12, scouts, 4-H, Elder Program or community non-profit is eligible to apply for the grants. Grants may be used for purchase of seeds, seedlings or small garden equipment such as watering cans, trowels, containers, educational materials or similar supplies.
Applicants must incorporate hands-on learning and educational topics such as plant science and nutrition, food safety or environmental stewardship.
To apply, submit a brief statement (250-300 words) describing the goals of the gardening project, the target group involved (age and number) and an estimation of how the grant money will be spent. Include all of the neccissary contact information.
After the application is received, you may be contacted by a Henry County Master Gardener for additional information.
The applications are due Feb. 11, 2013.
If you email your application, you must also mail a paper copy.
Groups receiving the award will be notified by March 1 of their successful application.
For more information, contact Erin Heaton at the Henry County Extension Office.