Apply for a $1500 scholarship if you are planning a career in horticulture, botany, or related fields and you are a Washington County resident. Apply for a $1500 grant to help fund your local non-profit group’s beautification or environmental improvement project.
For details of how to qualify and apply for these awards, please call Carolyn Guinther at (503) 649-3375.
The Aloha Garden Club has awarded more than $82,000 over the past 13 years to scholarship applicants and to community non-profit groups for specific projects related to the environment. Our Grant and Scholarship program is funded through our Annual Plant Sale. (April 29th this year)
Much work (and fun) goes into earning the money to fund these Grants and Scholarships. Our volunteer potters and labelers gather weekly at one of our member’s homes. We divide, pot up, and label donations from our members' gardens in the fall and again in early spring. Two weeks before Mother’s Day, we transport our pots to Aloha-Huber Park School for the sale. These hardy plants have survived out-of-doors throughout the winter and most are economically priced at $1, $2 and $5. All proceeds from the sale are returned to our community in the form of grants and scholarships.
First established in 1932, the Aloha Garden Club always welcomes new members. We have a wide range of interest and experience, from novice to expert. We have meetings from September through May on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, located at 187th Ave. and Johnson, in Aloha. The meetings have an outside gardening expert as a speaker, a short business meeting, and a potluck lunch. Please join us!