Mahtomedi Garden Club
Growing a blooming community
2018 Community Beautification Grants
The Mahtomedi Garden Club was once again able to offer grants for garden-related projects in public areas of Mahtomedi, Willernie and adjacent communities.
These funds are available because of the generous member and community support of our annual Plant Sale, Garden Tour and February Outreach Event.
The Garden Club awarded a total of $2200 in grants in 2018 for the following projects:
Mahtomedi High School Eco Club purchased native seeds and supplies needed to install a prairie garden focused on attracting butterflies and other pollinators.
· An Eagle Scout project to build an outdoor classroom for Wildwood Elementary School
White Bear Center for the Arts to continue to develop the
gardens around the new arts center adding soil amendments, deer-resistant shrubs, ornamental grasses, and perennials.
The City of Birchwood Village for major renovation/improvement of an 85 foot swale that traps pollutants and sediment from run-off so it does not drain into White Bear Lake.
· A 4th grade Girl Scout troup to install bat houses and a butterfly garden to improve habitat for human beings, bats and butterflies.