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Chelsea Garden Club Accepting Applications for 2013 Grants

Area horticulture groups can apply for grants through Feb. 28.

The Chelsea Area Garden Club (CAGC) will award a limited number of grants of $500 or less in the spring to local nonprofit organizations or individuals for horticulture-related projects.  

Projects should align with the club’s goals: Promote gardening, community beautification, and environmentally responsible horticultural practices and conservation through education in the Chelsea area.

Applications and information about the garden club’s annual grant program are available at www.chelseagardenclub.com or by calling Charlene Harris at 734-433-9773.

Mail applications to the CAGC Grant Program, P.O. Box 519, Chelsea, MI. 48118. Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 28.

Applicants who live in the garden club's service area, primarily western Washtenaw County, will be given preference.

Grant recipients are expected to report on their projects at the garden club’s Oct. 14 meeting at Chelsea First United Methodist Church.

The Chelsea Area Garden Club awarded $3,800 in scholarships and grants in 2012. Recipients included the Chelsea Senior Center, $500; the Chelsea Community Kitchen, $300; and six students in the Michigan State University Organic Farmer Training Program. Each student received a $500 scholarship.

The club raises money for horticulture–related grants and scholarships and for civic beautification through two fundraisers — its spring plant sale and a garden walk held every other year. The plant sale will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on May 11 in downtown Chelsea.

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