Since 2009, the Greater Greenville Master Gardener Association has funded service and education programs in Upstate of South Carolina through the Ellen Hilderbrand Community Grant Program.
Our grants support new organizations, as well as proven programs. We fund school gardening programs, community gardens, and beautification projects as well as a host of other projects. All of our grantees encourage knowledge and promotion of gardening and horticultural education for our community.
AWARDEES OF ELLEN HILDERBRAND MEMORIAL GRANTS FOR 2017
The Village Project Garden, 2016 Old Spartanburg Rd., Greer, SC 29650
Landscape timbers, soil & amendments, mulch, tools, plants and seeds for a raised bed vegetable garden that will enable 6-12 yo children in an after-school enrichment program to learn about and participate in gardening and food production
Split rail fencing, arbor and gates to separate the raised bed garden from the rest of the campus, add perennial plants and a tuteur to the pollinator garden and install a 3-D art piece that is created by all the students in the school under the direction of the art teacher.
George Champlin, Principal
Julie Hill, Science Teacher
Polly Powell, Volunteer
Stone Academy Secret Garden, Stone Academy Elementary School, 115 Randall St., Greenville, SC 29609
Expansion of the garden to include a Butterfly Garden, garden-to-classroom programs, physical improvements to the garden including outdoor classroom seats for students, a storage unit for garden tools, etc., repairs to the irrigation system, soil amendments and plants.
Brett DeLoach Vaughn, Principal
Liene Kukainis, Parent Volunteer
Sterling School Butterfly Garden, Sterling School, 99 John McCarroll Blvd., Greenville, SC 29605
Improvements and additions to a previously established Butterfly Garden, to include a split rail fence, soil amendments, pollinator and host plants, etc.
David Johnstone, Principal
Heather Jive, Parent PTA Volunteer
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