The 2016-2017 Seed Exchange is now closed. Our sincere thanks to our volunteers, seed donors and all who ordered seeds. Happy Planting!
Fall Gardeners' Market, Saturday, August 26, 2017. If you have a nursery or garden-related business, here is an opportunity to sell directly to a plant and garden-crazed audience! Rent a space and join us! Vendor sign up form here. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions.
Save the Date: Washington/ Alexandria Garden Trip, September 11-14, 2017. Sign up begins March 18, 2017. Trip form will be online that day.
William H Rein: Focus on Araucariaceae
Sylvia Green: Focus on Dahlias
Ilona Ontscherenki: Podcasts, A Great Way to Keep Up with the Latest Dirt in Horticulture-Even While It's Also Getting under your Nails.
February 1, Seed Propagation 101
February 2, Seed Cleaning Workshop
March 25, March Into Spring XXI
April 22, SIG-Winter Interest Mt. Cuba Tour
May 20, SIG-Native Plants Garden Tour
Twice a year, HPS/MAG awards grants totaling $1500 to individuals, community groups, schools, and other organizations who are working to promote horticulture or a positive ecological impact. In return, the Society asks award winners to submit a brief report, with photos, upon completion of the project. Reports should be submitted to email@example.com.
Click here for a list of previous grant winners.
The grant application form can be printed and mailed or completed online. The next submission deadline is July 1, 2017. If you have any questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to print the Grant Application Form.
Click here to complete the form online.
July 2016 Grant Recipients Announced
In July 2016 HPS evaluated ten worthy grant submissions from six Mid-Atlantic states and selected three winners:
Patapsco Valley State Park, Ellicott City, MD, were awarded $500 to establish a pollinator garden to attract bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, and ladybugs, and to help educate the 800,000 annual park visitors about the importance of pollinators to the environment.
Centreville Elementary School (CES), Centreville, VA, received $500 for outdoor gardens that will be planted and maintained by the students. Each grade level will be assigned a garden space, including raised beds, a greenhouse, a native garden, a butterfly garden, and more. This project will also help the homeless and many families at CES by providing organic produce to help supplement their needs.
New Voices Middle School, Brooklyn, NY, were awarded a $500 grant to continue their greening work, specifically the care for twenty trees on the block where the school resides, and the expansion of the recently planted butterfly/pollinator garden in the school courtyard. The school's Green Team along with school employees and community members will participate in annual greening events and provide ongoing care of the planting beds.