Lunaria Grant Program


The Idaho Botanical Garden Lunaria Grant Program was established to encourage and cultivate horticulture and related educational projects, the Lunaria Grant Program will fund horticulture—based projects within the State of Idaho.

“The Idaho Botanical Garden wants to give folks from around the state a chance to get their hands dirty and cultivate a lifelong interest and appreciation for gardening,” says former Idaho Botanical Garden Executive Director Julia Rundberg. “Whether it be for planting and labeling Idaho wildflowers at an elementary school or providing funds for an irrigation system at a homeless shelter for growing fresh, healthy vegetables, we want to make a difference for Idahoans.”

2015 Lunaria Grant recipients:

  • The Momentum Group (Create Common Good) – Bebeficial Insect Demonstration Garden
  • Sawtooth Botanical Garden – garden Awareness program
  • Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. – Davis Park Community Garden
  • Riverside Elementary School – Going Green in the Classroom
  • Hawthorne Elementary School – Hawthorne Elementary Native Plant Habitat Teaching Garden
  • Andrus Elementary Garden Advisiory Committee – Andrus School Garden

2016 Grant guidelines include:

  • Project needs to be within the State of Idaho
  • Application received between November 1, 2015 – February 5, 2016
  • Primary purpose of the project is botanical, horticulture, and/or plant-based education
  • The project demonstrates high degree of impact in the community. For example, the project highlights collaboration, conserves natural resources, or reaches a significant educational or public audience.
  • Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools are eligible to apply. IBG’s Lunaria Grant Program will fund horticulture-based projects within the State of Idaho.

 

To download the complete Lunaria Grant Program Overview, Click Here »

To download the Grant application form, Click Here »

The deadline for receipt of applications is 4:30 p.m., the first Friday of February annually.

Please contact the Garden at 343-8649 for further questions.

About the Lunaria Grant Program
The Idaho Botanical Garden’s Lunaria Grant Program began in 2012. It is based on a similar grant program established by the Lunaria League, a 501c3 horticulture organization that is no longer active. The Idaho Botanical Garden (IBG) program will continue the goals of the original program.
This grant program will support new and exciting endeavors within the State of Idaho that encourage and cultivate horticulture and related educational projects.