Thursday, January 8, 2009

Calling All Gardeners!

Posted by Cecile at Thursday, January 08, 2009
Summer is one of my favorite season of the year where my family and I can do a lot of activities outdoors. My husband and I love gardening; we plant flower plants, vegetables and fruit trees. Back in Texas where we came from, we have gardens both in front of the house and in the backyard. We grew vegetables like tomatoes, green peppers, jalapeno, okra, string beans, bitter gourd and herbal plants like rosemary, sage, parsely and Chives. My husband also planted fruit trees like plum, fig, grapes, pear and peach. We really enjoyed the fruits of our labors and even saved some money.

Anyway, have you heard about Project Orange Thumb grant? If so, are you into community gardening? Let me tell you a little bit about this project. The 2009 Fiskars Project Orange Thumb grant will be choosing twenty recipients from United States and Canada where each will receive up to $1000 green goods and up to $1500 Fiskars gardening tools. This is a community gardening grant program and that means everyone is welcome to join the contest. This must be done by a group who are interested in starting up a garden or enhancing an already existing one in their community. So if you are single, you need to form a group because you can not do it by yourself. It must to be a group endeavor.

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So if you are interested, there are some important things you need to know to be eligible. You need to go to their website to learn more about it, plus there are two dates that you need to know. I encourage you and your friends to apply or pass it along to those people who are interested. The deadline for the application is coming up soon, February 17th, 2009! So hurry; And the recipients will be notified by 25th of March 2009.This Fiskars Project Orange Thumb marked their 6th year of success in 2008 and has provided over 100 community groups with the funds to help beautify their community.
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4 comments:

chubskulit said...

Call ako dito, am a gardener hehhehe..

Cecile said...

same here, Rose, why don't we gather our friends and do it :-)

if only it is possible hehehe

The Plant Man said...

Attention all gardeners: If you want to share your love of nature check this out. My daughter is growing a REAL plant that MOVES when you Tickle it! It's call the TickleMe Plant. This is NOT a joke. The leaves quickly fold and even the branches MOVE when Tickled. It even produces pretty pink cotton candy like flowers. I found it at http://www;ticklemeplant.com

Cecile said...

Sounds interesting, The Plant Man :-); I will check the website out!

 

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