The Great Falls Garden Club is sponsoring a $150 Youth Native Habitat Garden Grant to be awarded to a student in Grade 5 - Grade 11 who lives in the 22066 zip code.
Currently the Great Falls Garden Club maintains two garden sites at the Great Falls Library and one garden, The Blue Star Memorial Garden, at the Village Center in Great Falls. One garden at the library lines the walkway along the library's path to Georgetown Pike, and the other is the Meadow visible from the Pike. Beyond their aesthetics, the gardens also attract many pollinators when in bloom.
To further the idea of planting native habitat gardens that provide shelter and food for animals, birds and insects, for the second year the Garden Club is offering a $150 grant to a Great Falls student in Grade 5 - Grade 11 to create their own Native Habitat Garden.
All interested individuals can find information about the grant by visiting the Great
Falls Library where there is a display with lots of helpful resources. In addition, the Grant Application and additional information can be found on the Garden Club's website www.gfgardenclub.org h
In addition, on Saturday, March 11 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. in the Great Falls Library, there will be a workshop on how to plant and maintain a native habitat garden to be presented by Garden Club member, Meghan M. McGinty, PhD, Botanist and Ecologist. All ages are invited to attend this free and very informative event. No registration is needed.
The Grant Application must be postmarked by April 15, 2023. All applications should be sent to the following address:
Youth Native Habit Garden Grant Chair, PO Box 1412, Great Falls, VA 22066