Whidbey garden tour seeks applicants

The Whidbey Island Garden Tour is seeking qualified grant applicants to receive funding for the next tour, June 28, 2014. Every year, proceeds from the tour are given to local non-profit groups and programs with projects promoting the improvement, restoration and maintenance of community habitat. Since 1996, the garden tour has awarded over $300,000.

Recent beneficiaries include Langley Main Street Association, Meerkerk, Pacific Rim, Whidbey Institute, Good Cheer, South Whidbey Academy, Coupeville Garden Club, Master Gardeners and Friends of Freeland.

Projects that emphasize public space enhancement and education are of particular interest to the garden tour board. Grants run from $1,000 to $10,000.

For more information or to download an application, please go to or call (360) 321-4191. The application deadline is October 31, 2013.

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