Foundation awards 11 Viva Florida grants

The Florida Wildflower Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of this year’s Viva Florida Landscape Demonstration Garden grants. Eleven grants were awarded for the following projects: Depot Park, Sopchoppy; Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers; Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, Titusville; Lake David Park, Groveland; Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota; Miami Dade College, Miami; Orange County Administration Building, Orlando; University of Florida Natural Areas Teaching Lab, Gainesville; Village Institute for Sustainable Technologies and Agriculture, Tampa; and West Oaks Library, Ocoee.

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Children planting wildflowers

Apply now for school garden grants

The Florida Wildflower Foundation’s Seedlings for School program is now accepting applications for campus wildflower garden grants. Public and private pre-K to 12-grade schoolteachers may apply to receive a grant.

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Viva Florida grant opens

The Foundation is now accepting applications for its Viva Florida Landscape Demonstration grant. The grants provide assistance to Florida parks, nature centers, county extension offices and other public spaces that wish to establish or augment wildflower demonstration gardens. Resulting gardens showcase the beauty and variety of Florida’s native wildflowers while demonstrating their use in conventional landscapes.

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Garden with blooming tropical sage

Webinar: Viva Florida grant program

Thinking of applying for a Viva Florida Landscape Demonstration Garden grant? Want to know more about the program? This recorded webinar will introduce you to the program’s eligibility, project and budget requirements and show examples of successful Viva Florida-funded projects.

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Yellow wildflowers blooming in raised bed

35 schools win wildflower garden grants

Thirty-five schools in 17 counties have been awarded 2020 Seedlings for Schools (SFS) grants. The grants give pre-K to high school teachers wildflower plants, personal gardening guidance and online teaching resources. Teachers are expected to receive plants in September, when schools are expected to reopen in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

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