(Atlantic) The Cass County Master Gardeners organization is offering grant money.
According to the Cass County Extension Office a total of $1500 in grant money to be used by the end of 2012, is being offered to encourage gardening to grow food and/or beautify surroundings and education purposes.
Any Cass County not-for-profit group and individuals working to improving their communities can use the money to begin or improve gardens or landscaping, or to provide education for their members or the public. Each grant has a maximum of $500. The application must also include plans for teamwork and sustainability. Consideration for the environment is also an important selection factor.
Applications should be completed as soon as possible and grant requests will be evaluated and awarded in the order received. Information and forms are available on the Cass County Extension website, www.extension.iastate.edu/cass. You may also contact committee members, LaVon Eblen, Judy Kennedy or Carolyn Hartman or the Cass County Extension office by calling 712-243-1132, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or stop by the Extension Office at 805 W. 10th St in Atlantic.
September 28, 2012