Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Idaho Botanical Garden Offers Grants to Garden-Savvy Idahoans

Posted By on Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 11:06 AM


Do you know of a community garden that needs some lovin’? Or would you like to show children that worms are our friends? Then consider applying for a Lunaria Grant from the Idaho Botanical Garden.

“It was called the Lunaria League, that was a small nonprofit that folded,” said Idaho Botanical Garden Executive Director Julia Rundberg. “We’re pleased to be able to carry on their passion.”

IBG has picked up where the League left off and created the Lunaria Grant Program, which boasts more than $10,000 for garden-savvy Idahoans.

“We really have no idea what’s out there, and we’re also really hoping to reach beyond the immediate Treasure Valley," said Rundberg.

But there are some guidelines: The project needs to take place in Idaho, the primary purpose should be botanical, horticultural or plant-based education, and it must affect the community in a positive way. Collaboration, conservation and reaching the public are key ideas. Nonprofit organizations, government agencies and schools are all eligible to apply.

Applications are due Monday, April 1, and can be accessed through the IBG's website.

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