Boone County Master Gardeners, in cooperation with the Cooperative Extension Service of Boone County and Purdue University, promote proper gardening techniques and provide information to increase the knowledge for the community and its members.
In keeping with that mission, Boone County Master Gardeners maintain a small fund to provide grants to special projects within the community. This is part of our outreach to the community at large and is designed to increase and improve our relationships within Boone County.
We are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 grants:
- Maplelawn Farmstead
- Boone Meadow Elementary School
- Zionsville Cultural District
Some past projects that have been funded include:
The Lebanon-based Indiana WIC office serves pregnant women and families with children under the age of five. They used grant funds to build raised garden beds at the office site for use by their clients. Then they grew and provided seedlings and training for those who wanted to garden.
Zionsville presented a Zionsville Cultural Dahlia Project.
The Boone County Community Gardens used the grant to purchase seeds for the community garden and support educational activities. Over 80 youth and 120 adults benefited. This project resulted in 2,850 pounds of produce donated to local feeding programs and food pantries. Twice-weekly hands-on gardening classes were provided to the local Boys & Girls Club summer campers. An additional grant in 2020 will continue to fund this group that is changing the food system for our community.
To apply for a grant please use the Boone County Master Gardener Grant Application. This is a fillable pdf you can complete and e-mail in.