RSF Garden Club Awards Grants

x_gardenclub2The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club awarded $50,000 in grant money to nonprofit organizations in the San Diego area that have worthwhile horticulture and conservation projects in need of funding. Among the 12 grant recipients were Osuna Adobe Restoration Fund at the RSF Foundation and the Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild.

The Osuna Adobe Restoration Fund received $7,500 to create a demonstration garden of labeled, drought-tolerant plants that are appropriate for Rancho Santa Fe landscapes for the enjoyment and education of community members. The garden will have an accessible overlook to take advantage of the views from the canyon edge and will also form the beginning of what will eventually be an interpretive trail that follows the entire rim of the canyon within the Osuna Ranch property.

The Rancho Santa Fe Library Guild received $1,700, which will be used to create a Rancho Santa Fe cookbook. The Library Guild hopes to encourage a renewed sense of community collaboration, interest in the history of Rancho Santa Fe, and a sense of pride in the kitchens and gardens of the residents through this project.

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Other grant recipients include: San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum, Friends of San Pasqual Academy, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad, Encinitas Historical Society, San Diego Botanic Garden, Carmel Creek Elementary School, Jefferson Elementary PTA, Skyline Elementary School, and MiraCosta College Foundation.

The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club strives to further the development of charitable horticulture and charitable conservation activities, both within and outside the community of Rancho Santa Fe. Learn more at www.rsfgardenclub.org.