Star Island will use their 2021 Festival of Trees Grant award to
Plant window boxes located on the front porch of the main hotel building (located on main stairs since the island was closed due to COVID in 2020), and on Vaughan Cottage (the historical museum).
"Thank you so very much for the support you have offered Star Island over the years. Portsmouth Garden Club grants have always been helpful, especially the generous gift we received in 2020, which was a historically challenging year for the island," Star Island Corp.
Seven Rivers Enrichment
"Seven Rivers Enrichment is including micro farming as part of their outdoor enrichment offerings. We will be starting seeds and preparing vegetable & fruit beds this spring and the youth that participate in our programs will have the opportunity to see what is involved in growing and (later in the season) preparing food. Last year, the Portsmouth Garden Club helped us to purchase materials for our greenhouse which we will be planting in in the coming weeks. The soil in both the greenhouse and the garden are in need of amending and significant compost. Although we have a compost system on site, it has not provided sufficient amounts to replenish each season. We also hope to start a strawberry patch this year to add to our blueberry bushes and black raspberry patch. We are deeply grateful for the Garden Club contributions to our micro farm in the past, it is such a tremendous learning experience for the young people that we work with!"
"Dedicated Garden Club members work at the Historic Warner House to keep the gardens beautiful even during these challenging times. We appreciate the grants we have received in the past from the Portsmouth Garden Club's Festival of Trees Fund. Spreading plenty of manure each fall translates into healthy plants for springtime blossoms."
2023 FOT Scholarship Awards
PGC Scholarship Committee members worked hard to award the following students almost $9,000 in funds to continue their 2023-2024 studies in the important fields of forestry, horticulture, and sustainability.
Congrats to these deserving students: