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 2016 include:
The creativity, generosity, and hard work of Foundation members make it possible to support such a wide range of projects.
MGF Mother's Day Weekend Plant Sale
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.
2017 Grant applications
The Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County is currently accepting applications for 2017 grants. Eligible projects will educate and encourage people on the use of sound horticultural practices that preserve or enhance our environment. In 2016, the Foundation awarded 16 grants totaling over $36,000 for community and demonstration gardens, projects, and educational programs.
The Grant application and guidelines are available below and must be received at the Foundation office by Nov 15. For more information, contact the foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org.