The Whidbey Island Garden Tour Board of Directors has chosen which organizations will receive the proceeds from the June 22, 2013 garden tour. Grant money totaling over $18,000 will be shared between 10 Whidbey Island nonprofits for projects ranging from beautification and promotion of the City of Langley as a “garden town” in preparation for its centennial celebration, to financial support of a scientific study underway by Island County Master Gardeners to test drainfield landscaping at Greenbank Farm.
Every year, proceeds from the tour are given to local nonprofits and programs whose projects promote the improvement, restoration and maintenance of our common habitat. Since 1996, monies donated have totaled over $300,000.
This year’s recipients include Langley Main Street Association, South Whidbey Lions Club, Meerkerk Rhododendron Gardens, Pacific Rim Institute for Environmental Studies, Whidbey Institute, Good Cheer, South Whidbey Academy, Coupeville Garden Club, Island County Master Gardeners and Friends of Freeland.
For more information about the annual tour and the local projects it funds, visit wigt.org.