Our Foundation Provides Substantial Support to the Program
The Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County provided more than $32,000 in funds to the Master Gardener program in 2023.
The foundation contributes to the salary of our full-time program coordinator
Clark County is fortunate to have an outstanding full-time program coordinator, Erika Johnson. Under her leadership, our program provides many opportunities to help our communities learn and improve sustainable gardening skills.
The foundation funds a part time school program coordinator
The school garden coordinator provides education and mentoring to local schools – K through 5th grade. Foundation funds and supplies supported a spring salad garden project in 2023.
- The foundation provided 40 garden beds of seeds and starts
- Worked with more than 20 classes to plant and maintain their gardens
- When harvest day came, students had a fantastic crop of red and green lettuces, healthy kales, beet greens, radishes and a few snap peas and a few small carrots
- Master Gardener volunteers helped small groups of harvesters, processers and preppers to pick, wash and cut the bounty of their gardens in order to serve a delicious spring salad.
Provide MG tuition assistance scholarships
We provide $500 in scholarship funds to support individuals in need to attend Master Gardener training
Promote long term financial sustainability for the MG Program
The Clark County Master Gardener Program established an endowment fund in 2008 to provide long term funding support.
The Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County has donated $148,000 in funds to the endowment, and annually provides matching funds to promote and enhance individual donations.
Supporting the State Master Gardener Education Conference
The Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County allocates funds each year to support the state conference, in addition to donating items for the conference raffles and/or silent auction.