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WGWGA Horticultural Grant Program
Outreach Coordinator: Elizabeth Lemp [email protected]
Thank you for your interest!! You are welcome to print and fill out our grant application. Please email the completed form to me as an attachment and I will be happy to include it with this year’s requests! Should you have other questions or need a street address, please contact me at the email above.
As a reminder, I will collect the requests until January 31 each year. You should get an answer from us about a month later. Your horticulture project can be for the spring OR fall semester.
I look forward to hearing from you!
HORTICULTURAL GRANT PROGRAM
Sample Past Projects
Holy Redeemer—funds were given to build a native garden for the 7th grade students. Their plants were grown in the science lab, and when ready, were planted outdoors. The students learned about, and how to care for, plants that are native to Missouri. Younger students also used the garden to study and observe insects, birds, and other wildlife.
Edgar Road Elementary—the grant money was used to purchase a greenhouse to grow fruits and vegetables. The kids were able to have hands on experience in choosing seeds to plant, sowing the seeds in pots, maintaining the fruits and vegetables as they grew and matured for harvesting.
The College School—Parents and students built a cold frame to extend their growing season.
Clark Elementary—A Kindergarten garden was established in 2004. The children were actively involved in the planting and care of varieties of lettuce, radishes, carrots, and marigolds. Funds were given to Clark a few years later to expand the Kindergarten garden.
Christ Community Lutheran School—A butterfly garden was established.
The Miriam School—developed a hands-on garden for students with learning disabilities.
Mary Queen of Peace—Grew plants from seed using grow lights.
HORTICULTURAL GRANT PROGRAM
“With the help of your Association the students at Hixson Middle School have engaged in learning outdoors since 2005. With the generosity of your past grants to Hixson, we have created and maintained 3 new gardens. Our after school Campus Club continues to engage students in the joys of horticulture. Our science curriculum now includes several pond/garden lessons. Our art class utilizes the gardens during their pastels unit. Thank you for all that you do for the schools in the Webster Groves area.”
From EDGAR ROAD Girl Scouts:
“The Girl Scouts did an amazing job of researching, designing, preparing, planting, and maintaining the therapy gardens around the two Buddy Benches. They selected plants that would appeal to the students who will be using the gardens on a variety of criteria including appealing to their senses. The Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, and students at Edgar Road School are extremely grateful.”
From SHINING RIVERS WALDORF SCHOOL:
“For years I’ve dreamt of my students having a raised bed/cold frame. Your generosity has allowed us to make this a reality.”