The Master Gardener Foundation supports a wide range of horticultural outreach activities, involving both youth and adults, with financial support and hands on volunteer work. Projects in Clark County supported by Foundation in 2018 include:
The creativity, generosity, and hard work of Foundation members make it possible to support such a wide range of projects.
The largest fund-raising project of the Foundation is the annual Spring Plant Sale, held at the 78th Street Heritage Farm on Mother's Day weekend. Volunteers work all year to dig and divide plants from their gardens (and from community members who invite us to dig in their gardens), weed, plant seeds, root cuttings, transplant, water, fertilize, mix soil, make compost, tag, price, research plants and make signs. Thousands of plants are offered for sale at very reasonable prices, ranging from vegetables, salad bowls, annual flowers, hanging baskets, color pots, perennials for sun or shade, shrubs, groundcovers, house plants, to large trees and more. In addition, the plant sale includes vendors selling specialty plants and garden accessories. Many eager customers attend this popular plant sale and often line up early in anticipation of snagging a one-of-a-kind bargain.
The Master Gardener Foundation volunteers also plant the Welcome to Washington sign on I-5 as a fund raising project each spring in cooperation with WSDOT.
These fund raising efforts allow us to fund the various community grants we award each year.
The Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County accepts grant applications from local organizations for projects that promote community gardening each fall. Eligible projects will educate people on research-based horticultural practices that preserve and enhance our environment.
These grants help to fund local horticultural education activities including community gardens, demonstration gardens, and school gardens. Some recent grant recipients include the Minnie Stromgren Memorial Gardens at Vancouver Heights United Methodist Church, 4-H Restorative Community Service Garden and the Clark County Veterans Garden.
The grant application form and guidelines will be available online. Any questions regarding the applications should be directed to Michele Huffman at email@example.com.
Applications for 2023 grants must be received by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or hard copy at the Master Gardener Foundation Office at the 78th Street Heritage Farm before 5 pm on October 15, 2022. Applications may be mailed to 1919 NE 78th Street, Vancouver, WA 98655.
The Board of Directors will review applications and grants are awarded in January.
2023 Grant Standards and Calendar (pdf) - Grant applications must include a narrative attachment that describe how the grant meets the standards in this document. Authorized officials of the organization responsible for the property on which grant funds will be used must approve the request in addition to the grant applicant.
Note - contact email@example.com by November 15th if you have not received confirmation your grant application was received.