Saturday, February 2, 2008

Chapter Offers Special 2008 Member Grants

From Carol Eichler, board chair:

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 ( 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 (

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 or by mail to Jerry Yaeger, AC-NARGS, 400 Irish Settlement Rd., Freeville, NY 13068. The maximum grant is set at $200 per person. Remember, the ESW deadline is coming soon, on February 23rd.

1 comment:

Carol_E said...

Keep a lookout in the March blog for an announcement of grant awardees.