Press release from Black Mountain Beautification Committee:
The Black Mountain Beautification Committee is now accepting applications for the 2022 Seed Money Award.
This award(s) will be given to an applicant or applicants who submit a gardening project that best exemplifies the mission of the Beautification Committee: honoring the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains. . .while seeking to reflect that beauty on the streets and in the lives of the citizens.
The focus of the project must be gardening-related within Black Mountain and adding a little something extra to our town. Gardening-related can have a broad interpretation. We encourage you to use your imagination!
Applications are available:
Through our website at blackmountainbeautification.org
Black Mountain Library
Black Mountain Visitors’ Center (Chamber of Commerce)
Black Mountain Beautification Committee Facebook page
The deadline for this application is March 14, 2022. The award will not exceed $1500. Generally, the total award amount is divided between several applications/projects. Proceeds for this award were raised at the Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale. If you have questions, feel free to contact Gail Bromer (203-260-0624) or Jean Chamberlain (614-203-9241).
The Beautification Committee has awarded numerous people/organizations since the Seed Money Award began in 2014. In 2020, it was given to:
–Black Mountain Tyson Library to plant and care for a rose garden
–Lakeview Center to enhance the entrance by creating a new garden
–Black Mountain Center for the Arts to create mosaic pots for the steps leading into the Center
–Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth, and Families to create a new bed of flowers
–The Old Depot Association to create some additional landscaping
If you have a gardening-related project in mind that exemplifies the committee’s mission statement, we encourage you to submit an application as you may be the next winner.