April 29, 2013

Home Briefs: April 29, 2013

Garden Club accepting applications for Ellen Lea Paine Nature Fund

ESSEX — The Essex County Adirondack Garden Club is accepting applications for the Ellen Lea Paine Memorial Nature Fund.

Established in 2005, the goal of this fund is to provide financial assistance to students, individuals or nonprofit organizations involved in programs to study and protect the natural environment.

The fund is limited to projects that will have an impact within the Essex County area of the Adirondack Park. Sample projects would include doing fieldwork, research or classroom work in the environmental field that will foster the conservation and preservation of the natural environment for future generations. Up to four projects may be fully funded annually, with the maximum grant amount of $1,000.

For an application, write to Darcey Hale, P.O. Box 785, Willsboro, NY 12996 or email Darcey Hale at The deadline is Wednesday, May 15, for grants to be made no later than Monday, June 17.


Plots still availablein Plattsburgh Community Garden

PLATTSBURGH — Although the 2013 growing season is fast approaching, there is still time to rent a plot in the Plattsburgh Community Garden.

The allotment-style garden, located in Melissa L. Penfield Park, is expanding this year, which will provide openings for new gardeners. For a $25 fee, gardeners get a 100-square-foot plot, water, compost, access to tools and membership in a caring community dedicated to organic gardening.

Experienced and beginning gardeners are welcome. Families, clubs and organizations can join.

For more information or to use the online registration form, visit or call Doug Butdorf at 314-1390.

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