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Proposals Solicited for Garden Club Grants | Community


PERRYSBURG – Do you have an idea for a project that protects or preserves our environment? Want to create a conservation or horticulture program? Want to beautify one of our public spaces? If you have an idea for a project, the Country Garden Club of Perrysburg wants to hear from you.

The Country Garden Club of Perrysburg has started accepting proposals for its 2022 Community Project Grants. Project proposals are available at www.cgcperrysburg.com. The deadline is March 1. Proposals from non-profit organizations and individuals are welcome. The projects are expected to benefit Northwest Ohio.

“Since 1934, the Country Garden Club has funded over $ 500,000 in community projects,” said Nancy Lehmann, President of the Country Garden Club. “Among our most recent projects, the landscaping of the new Rotary Park; bee houses; water bottle fillers in Perrysburg schools; gardens at Hospice of Northwest Ohio; and interns from the 577 Foundation and the Black Swamp Conservancy.

There is no dollar limit on submissions.

“One of our first projects, in 1934, was $ 10 for wildflowers at Walbridge Park,” Lehmann said. “Our largest one-time donation was $ 32,800 given to Wood County Parks for the preservation of the Sawyer Nature Preserve.”

According to Lehmann, Country Garden Club made even larger donations for multi-year projects, including the WW Knight Nature Reserve and the creation of Woodland Park.

Project funds are mainly raised through the club’s annual Holiday Trunk Show, which is held in October each year.