March 3, 2018 CSU Extension – Weld County received a grant from the Colorado Garden Foundation. This is our main funding for the new demo garden. The award was presented at the Colorado Home and Garden Show in downtown Denver. Many thanks to the CGF for this wonderful grant. The grant money must be used during this year and the Master Gardener teams are working fast and diligently to get the garden ready in time for the Weld County Fair where we will have our garden opening ceremony.
Amy Lentz, Horticulture/Agriculture Agent for Weld County Extension and Mary, one of our Demo Garden Managers, drove down to Denver to accept our grant check from the foundation.
Funding is one of our biggest hurdles and we would like to also thank our other main sponsor. City of Greeley Water Conservation. We will receive funds and will work in partnership with them on water conservation and plant water-wise Xeriscape low-water plants that will grow in our soil and climate conditions. These funds may be used over the next four years.
We also couldn’t do it without some hard work and sweat. Thanks to In-Kind donations from these organizations and families.
Weld County Colorado Master Gardeners – garden development, design, maintenance, and provider of educational classes
Weld County Master Gardeners-CSU Extension – educational literature donations
City of Greeley Forestry – stump removal, disposal of brush
City of Greeley Water and Sewer – consultation on water-wise plantings and garden design
Timm Family –irrigation consultation and labor for updating the irrigation system