2016 Farmers’ Market Guide now available
The “So. Maryland So Good” Farmers’ Market Guide lists more than 30 farmers’ markets in Southern Maryland and around the Washington, D.C., area which feature genuine farm-grown produce, meats, poultry and seafood, baked goods, pickles, jams, dairy products and local wine and beer.
The free guide lists markets by county and includes a handy regional market locater map, a harvesting chart unique to the area’s growing seasons, plus the markets’ websites and Facebook pages.
The “So. Maryland, So Good” Farmers’ Market Guide is available now to view or download on the ‘Get the Guides’ page at www.smadc.com. Pick up a copy, beginning the first week of June (while stocks last) at participating Southern Maryland farmers’ markets, regional public libraries and welcome centers. For a list of pick-up sites go to the ‘News and Announcements’ page on the SMADC website.
Community foundation accepting proposals for beautification grants
The Chaney Beautification Fund is making grants available to non-profit organizations to encourage beautiful, sustainable landscapes in Southern Maryland and Virginia. Grants of up to $1,000 are awarded annually to non-profit groups, specifically 501(c) (3) organizations, public or private educational institutions, or government agencies. Beautification projects must be located in counties where Chaney Enterprises has a presence.
In Mar yland, projects in the counties of Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Charles, southern Prince George’s, and St. Mary’s are eligible for grants. In Virginia, projects in Caroline County are eligible.
Guidelines for the Chaney Beautification Fund Grants are available on the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland’s website at www.cfsomd.org/grants. Applicants are encouraged to submit projects that incorporate “green” gardening practices, such as water conservation measures, organic fertilizers, and native plant species. Schools may use grants to incorporate beautification projects into the education curriculum.
Grant proposals must be submitted via email only by 5 p.m., June 17. Grant awards will be up to $1,000 and will be announced in August. Organizations are required to match grant funds with cash or in-kind goods and services. Organizations receiving funds must commit and expend the full amount of the grant by Dec. 15. Only one application per applicant will be accepted, and applicants are advised to review the guidelines to ensure compliance prior to submitting applications.
Applications are available online at www.cfsomd.org/ grants. For more information, contact Gretchen Hardman, executive director of the Community Foundation of Southern Maryland, at 240-670-4483 or at Gretchen@cfsomd.org.