Mini-grant for Year 2016-17
One of the Champaign-Urbana Herb Society’s mission is to encourage interest in herbs. The C-U Herb Society is currently accepting applications for the annual mini-grant program. Individual grants will be awarded for $75.
- Grant funds must be used for the establishment or enhancement of herb, butterfly, bulb or sensory garden.
- Grant completion requirements include the submittal of a photo journal and the opportunity for a group visit from the C-U Herb Society.
- The grant recipient needs to give a five minute presentation about his/her project to one of the Herb
Society's regular meetings.
- Eligible grantees include Champaign-Urbana area schools and non-profit community organizations.
Please complete the mini-grant application form (click here to access the application form). Grant applications may be submitted to Susan Hesketh, Mini-grant Coordinator, at any time during the year. Award decisions will be made within three weeks following the grant request.
Recipients for Year 2013-14
- Jennifer Wherley, Mahomet-Seymour High School ag teacher. Her students will learn to identify growing needs, planting requirements and landscaping options for more than 15 herbs by constructing and planting herb boxes which they take home.
- John Odum, teacher at Booker T. Washington STEM Academy. He will purchase tulip and daffodil bulbs to enhance the landscaping and outdoor learning environment at their school. The bulbs will be planted by students in the school Garden Club.
- Miriam Larson, Dr. Howard Elementary School librarian and Ellen Brick, 3rd grade teacher. They will purchase: items for storing seeds, seed package labels, and the book Medicinal Plants of the Prairie, and plant seeds in the school prairie plot.
- Brandon Rutherford, teacher Garden Hill Elementary School. He will purchase food and reef salt to maintain a coral reef system which is used as an instructional platform for teaching science at all grade levels (Click here for more information about Mr. Rutherford's Reef Project).
- Robin Arbiter, for the Lierman Neighborhood Community Garden. The Lierman Neighborhood Action Committee would apply toward water bill(s) related to the herb boxes during the 2014 growing season and toward supplies, including new hose(s) and possibly hose couplings.