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Lake of the Sky Garden Club seeks grant applicants

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The Sierra Nevada College Demonstration Garden was one of last year’s grant recipients and also on the 2013 Incline Village Garden Tour.
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TAHOE, Calif. — Lake of the Sky Garden Club is a nonprofit organization and member of National Garden Clubs, Inc., Pacific Region, and California Garden Clubs, Inc., Golden Foothills District.

The club’s goals are to promote an interest in gardening, with particular emphasis on the problems at high altitude, to support charitable, educational, and scientific works, as well as to initiate and participate in beautification and developmental gardening projects in the North Lake Tahoe region.

The money for these grants comes from the club’s annual garden tour. On Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lake of the Sky Garden Club will host their 26th annual garden tour, the West Shore Garden Tour. Proceeds will fund scholarships to encourage study in landscaping, horticulture, forestry or environmental science and up to $6,000 in grants to local community garden projects.

Past recipients have included Thunderbird Lodge, Tahoe City Historical Society, Watson Cabin, Gatekeeper’s Museum, Girl Scouts, Project MANA, as well as local schools and libraries.

Tickets for this year’s garden tour will be available at local Truckee/Tahoe nurseries after June 15.

Lake of the Sky Garden Club has grant funds available for community related garden projects in the North Lake Tahoe area. To obtain an application, call Emily Hatch at 530-582-8487 or email her at jimxem@sbcglobal.net.

The club generally meets on the last Monday of the month from March through October. For a meeting schedule and more information, go to http://www.lake-of-the-sky.org or call President Patty Lomanto at 530-582-0726.