Since 2009, the Greater Greenville Master Gardener Association has funded service and education programs in Upstate of South Carolina through our community grants 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 2021-22
by GGMG Grants Chairperson Alice Sobray
The Greater Greenville Master Gardeners Association has again completed a successful community grants program for the coming year. The committee met, made site visits, and reviewed this year’s applicants. Funds are being distributed to the following worthwhile projects.
Woodmont High School’s Agricultural Program involved their students in the planning, design, and preparation of pots to grow in their greenhouse. They held a successful plant sale in April and earned the money for supplies for next year’s project.
Sans Souci Neighborhood Alliance developed a Kids Art Club with supplies from our grant, and they added tools and equipment to their established Community Garden. Monthly Art Club meetings began in April with visiting local artists instructing and inspiring the students each month.
Oakview Elementary School re-established their school garden beds to support the South Carolina Science Standards for Grades K, 1, and 4. They held a Science Day for Fourth Grade to plant the new beds and plan to begin a Garden Club in August, in addition to using the beds for science lessons.
We look forward to future visits with these awardees and watching their projects develop!
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