The Great Falls Garden Club in partnership with Friends of the Great Falls Library is sponsoring a $300 Youth Native Habitat Garden Grant to be awarded to a student in Grades 5 -11 who lives in the 22066 zip-code. Application materials will be available on Feb. 15 at the GF Library and on-line at GFGardenClub.org.
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 are intended to attract many pollinators when in bloom and provide a natural habitat for insects and wildlife.
The Grant Application and information materials will be available at the Great Falls Library and on the Garden Club's website www.gfgardenclub.org as of February 15, 2024. There will also be a display with many helpful resources at the Great Falls Library.
Please note that the Great Falls Garden Club will be hosting a free workshop on Sunday, March 10 from 1pm - 3pm at the Great Falls Grange on how to plant and maintain a Native Habitat Garden. The presentation will be given 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 submitted by April 15, 2024.