Garden tour seeks grant applications

The Whidbey Island Garden Tour is seeking qualified grant applicants to receive funding from the upcoming June 22, 2013 tour. Every year, proceeds from the tour are given to local nonprofits and programs with projects promoting the improvement, restoration and maintenance of common habitat.

Since 1996, the Garden Tour has awarded over $300,000.

Recent beneficiaries include Island County 4-H, Whidbey Institute, Senior Services of Island County, Good Cheer Food Bank Garden, Friends of Langley Library, Deer Lagoon Grange and Calyx Community Arts School.

Projects that emphasize public space enhancement and education are of particular interest to the WIGT board and grants typically run from $1,000 up to $10,000.

For more information or to download an application, go to or contact the beneficiaries coordinator at The application deadline is Oct. 31.


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