Growing Together: Open Forum

  • 1.  Grant opportunity

    Posted 08-10-2021 02:04:00 PM
    The Lorrie Otto Seeds for Education grant program (SFE) advances Wild Ones' mission to spread awareness of the benefits of using native plants by providing funding for native plants and native seeds for projects that engage youth (preschool to high school) directly in planning, planting and caring for native plant gardens.

    Grant applications will be accepted from 12:00 a.m. CDT on July 15th through 11:59 p.m. CDT on October 15th, 2021 for the 2022 planting season. The period between July 15th and October 15th provides an opportunity for learning and preparing as you design and plan your garden project. If you are new to native plants, please email us at for clarification or assistance with the application.

    Applications are due October 15th, 2021.

    Michelle Zupan
    Hickory Hill & the Tom Watson Birthplace
    502 Hickory Hill Drive
    Thomson, GA  30824
    FAX: 706-595-7177

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  • 2.  RE: Grant opportunity

    Posted 08-10-2021 03:13:00 PM
    This is a great time to remind any Community members looking for funding or supplies for your program to check out the Funding Opportunities page on this site! Many grants and other opportunities open up in the late summer/fall months and we're adding new ones weekly as they come up. If you come across any (open, closed, or upcoming and local, national, or international) that aren't listed, please share them with us via the "Submit an Opportunity" button on that page we'll add them!

    The SeedMoney Challenge Grant was just added this morning. Thanks for sharing this one, Michelle! Adding it to the funding library now :)

    Amelia Dupuis
    Kids Garden Community Manager

  • 3.  RE: Grant opportunity

    Posted 08-16-2021 09:15:00 AM
    Michelle, I am from the North and I had never heard of either the Watson-Brown Foundation or the Wild Ones.  I enjoyed browsing both sites.

    Best regards,
    (Mr.) Adrian Hebard

    Adrian Hebard