Native Garden Grants




With funding from Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and Lowe’s, the Native Garden Grant program provides 12 affiliate communities with the support and materials needed to create and maintain a native plant demonstration garden. These gardens will serve as a model to educate and engage people to grow native species in their own gardens. KTB hopes to join in the excitement to be generated by KAB’s Annual National Planting Day, and create awareness in not only the twelve communities involved, but throughout Texas.

Congratulations to the 2015 Native Garden Grant Recipients!
Keep Burleson Beautiful
Keep Corpus Christi Beautiful
Keep Gladewater Beautiful
Keep Jasper Beautiful
Keep Laredo Beautiful
Keep Montgomery County Beautiful
Keep North Richland Hills Beautiful
Keep Nolanville Beautiful
Keep Salado Beautiful
Keep San Saba Beautiful
Keep Vinton Beautiful
Keep Wimberley Beautiful
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Grant Benefits
  • $600.00 Lowe’s gift card
  • $500.00 maintenance assistance (contingent on receiving December 2015 progress report)
  • Materials: Sunblock, gardening gloves, garbage bags
  • Additional support: press release, webinar training, templates to assist with seeking additional funding, technical assistance, general admin assistance
Eligibility
  • KTB affiliates with Gold Star, Silver Star or Good Standing status in 2015 or new KTB affiliates (applied in last 12 months).
  • Garden space identified and permission to build on space granted prior to receiving grant
  • Documentation on how drought and water restrictions have affected community

Timeline
  • September 8, 2015: Application due to KTB
  • September 11, 2015: Applicants notified
  • September 17, 2015: Mandatory informational webinar
  • September 25, 2015: Draft of project design completed
  • November 30, 2015: Gardens completed
  • December 3, 2015: Progress report submitted to KTB
  • July 1, 2016: Final progress pictures submitted

Criteria 
  • Engage local Lowe’s store and employees (Lowe’s Heroes) in project.
  • Post progress on Lowe’s and KAB social media.
  • Use of native plants from Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center database or other local resource.
  • Create sustainability plan including an Adopt-A-Spot program for each garden. The Adopt-A-Spot program encourages citizen participation in projects in designated public areas at regular intervals.
  • Involve and empower people to come together and take responsibility for beautification.
  • Educate participating volunteers and/or local governments on native plants and how to plant and maintain.
  • Attend informational webinar on native planting and project implementation.
  • Track the educational meeting and events that take place at the garden.
  • Share project implementation, results and best practices at a session during KTB annual conference in 2016 (not required).
  • Provide 6 and 12 month project report.

Questions?
Contact Christine Chute Canul at 512-961-5260 or christine@ktb.org.

Click here to view some of the results from the 2014 winning communities.       

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