The Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, Inc. (MMGA) is pleased to announce that MMGA grants are now available to the general gardening community.
The MMGA is a non-profit educational organization whose mission is to share knowledge and experience with the public through outreach programs in education, horticulture and gardening.
The objective of the MMGA grants program is to encourage and sponsor horticultural and environmental education aimed at increasing the public’s awareness of environmental issues and the practice of sustainable living.
Grants will be awarded to start, maintain, or upgrade public gardens as well as to produce or promote educational programming. Grants range from $250 to $1000.
Examples of projects that might be eligible for grants include: community gardens, senior outreach projects, beautification of public spaces, caring for environmentally important areas, school projects, garden club projects, environmental protection or resource management projects.
All grant applications must be submitted by January 30, 2016. The MMGA Grants Committee will review each application. Awards will be announced by the beginning of April 2016.
The Massachusetts Master Gardener Association, Inc. is an independent, nonprofit organization that performs volunteer projects throughout the Commonwealth and has partnerships with numerous other groups including the Massachusetts Horticultural Society, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, the New England Wildflower Society and The Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts.
Master Gardeners are experienced and trained volunteers who provide horticultural information and educational resources to the gardening public, offer technical support for horticulture projects, and contribute outreach programs for community events.
Questions about the MMGA, grants and applications may be directed to the MMGA Grants Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about MMGA grants or to obtain an application, go to www.massmastergardeners.org and click on the Grant Applications link.