Our Chapter is again offering one-time grants to encourage our members to attend the national rock garden conferences – Eastern Study Week-end and NARGS Annual Meeting. Geographically, both are being held relatively close this year.
Grant applications for ESW “Rock Gardening for the Future,” being held March 28-30 in Farmington, CT, will be received and considered on a rolling basis until February 23rd. Check this website (http://nargs.org/meet/EWSW2008.html) for further details about all that this conference offers, including great speakers, vendors, and garden tours and an on-line registration form.
The Annual meeting “One Valley: Five Habitats,” is being held June 12-15 in Ottawa, Canada. Grant applications will be received until April 19th and notifications will be by April 26 to take advantage of the early registration discount . Online details are available here (http://www.ovrghs.ca/NARGS08/nargs08.htm).
Those eligible to receive a Chapter grant must be a current member of the Chapter and of NARGS National, must have never received a Chapter conference stipend before (we have been awarding these grants for the last three years), and must clearly state in their application a significant way in which they will contribute “in-kind” to the greater Chapter membership. Examples of past contributions included, recipients who have written newsletter articles, delivered slide show programs at a general meeting, or donated time and/or plants to maintenance of the Wurster Garden.
The Grants Committee is comprised of Jerry Yaeger and Nari Mistry. Applications may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Jerry Yaeger, AC-NARGS,