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  SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 30, 2016   It’s almost here!
 
GGMG Annual Plant Sale

Imagine how that empty spot next to the birdbath will look with that beautiful Siberian Iris you’re going to bring home from the sale.

Or maybe you’ve been imagining a sea of Lenten Roses to add to your shade garden. Good news: you’ll find these and much, much more at the April 30th sale.
   
 

Located again this year at the Jeff Lynch Appliance Store outdoor lot (Woodruff Road  and Roper Mt. Intersection), the sale gets underway at 8:00am. Savvy shoppers line up well before the gate opens, and this year, waiting will be easy because an Automatic Taco food truck will be on site to offer coffee, etc.

 


Proceeds from the GGMG plant sale fund an array of programs which support our mission to educate the citizens of Greenville County in gardening fundamentals. Among our programs are the annual Symposium, Ask-a-Master Gardener activities, GGMG Speakers Bureau, Jr. Master Gardener Summer Camp, and the Ellen Hilderbrand Community Grant Program.

A partial inventory of the plants you can expect to find at the GGMG plant sale can be accessed by clicking on this link (pdf). Why not do some armchair shopping right now to get a head start with your planning?

The sale will go on, rain or shine. Please mark your calendar for an event you won’t want to miss!


Ellen Hilderbrand Community Grant Program

Since 2009 the Greater Greenville Master Gardener Association has awarded grants annually to schools and non-profit organizations in Greenville County. These grants help fund projects that promote gardening and horticultural education, beautification and garden preservation.

The Grant cycle begins May 1 when the Grant Application, Guidelines and Evaluation documents are posted on this website. The deadline for submission of the Grant application is September 30. The Grants Committee reviews all applications, makes a visit to each project site and interviews each applicant. Grant recipients are selected based on criteria outlined in the Guidelines. Grant awards are announced in October and funds are awarded in November. The Grants Committee monitors the progress of each project and how the grant funds are utilized through site visits and required reports from the Grantees.

Grant Application, Guidelines and Appendix available here May 1.
 
 
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GGMG SPEAKERS BUREAU EVENTS

Senior Action Center
50 Directors Drive, Greenville, SC 29615

  • Wednesday, April 20, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Spring Flower Planting for Butterflies – by Ginger Kopka

  • Thursday, May 18, 9:30 am – 10:30 am
    Summer Bulbs - by Deborah Schneider

Mauldin Public Library
800 W. Butler Road, Greenville, SC 29607

  • Wednesday, May 4, 10:00- 11:00 am
    Carolina Fence Garden – by Donna Hopkins

  • Thursday, May 12, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Ferns – by Bobbi Anderson

Taylors Library
316 W. Main Street, Taylors, 29687

  • Thursday, May 5, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Creating an Environment to Support Plants in Times of Drought – by Suzy Boghani

  • Tuesday, May 16, 7:00pm – 8:00 pm
    Gardening with Native Plants – by Pat Tuleibitz

Speakers Bureau Program Earn 1 hour CE credit
All dates are subject to change! Please check with the library for cancellations or scheduling changes.


 
 
 
 
 

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