2018 Mini-Grant Recipients

We are pleased to announce these 2018  Beautification Mini-Grant recipients. We look forward to seeing their gardens in bloom.  Congratulations to:

Langdon Place Memory Care Center, Exeter
Hayden Quinn, Troop 322
Eagle Scout Candidate
Maintained By Langdon Place Staff

Hayden built a raised bed garden as his Eagle Scout project. We provided $150 to purchase herbs and annuals for the planter.


Seacoast Family Promise, Exeter
Pati Frew-Waters, Director
Gardens Tended By Guest Families
And Local Volunteers

The group doubled their raised bed vegetable gardens with the $400 grant.


Folsom Family Marker, Exeter
Janice Randall

Janice added summer plantings to the spring bulbs already planted. She will add additional plants for fall color. $200 grant awarded.


Yoga Life Institute of New Hampshire, Exeter
Julie Rost, Owner
Gardens Maintained By Yogalife Volunteers and Exeter Mill Garden Club

$250 grant given for soil in raised beds, herbs and flowers in raised beds and along building.


Town House Commons, Exeter
Girl Scout Troop 51200
Kimberly Walsh, Coordinator
Garden To Be Maintained by Town

The Girl Scouts used the $200 mini grant to purchase perennial plants to establish a pollinator garden. We talked with Addison during our visit.


East Kingston Elementary School
Sarah Oppenheimer
Maintained by Students and Teachers

The group was awarded $200 for soil and compost to refurbish their ongoing vegetable garden used to teach students how to grow food and flowers.


East Kingston Historical Society
Rose Marston, Secretary
Maintained By Town Volunteers

Rose was previous recipient of an EAGC Scholarship. This project, which was awarded $350, incorporates a trough planter and other urns using annuals to make the front of the Town Hall more inviting.


Kensington Elementary School
Jessica Minghella
Maintained by Two Mothers

$200 was awarded to purchase spring and fall perennials to add color to the front of the school.


Rye Beach Little Boar’s Head Garden Club
Margaret Schoenberger

This garden was devastated by the storm we had in March 2018. We awarded $300 to assist in
reclaiming the garden before summer visitors arrived.

These are pictures before restoration:



After restoration:


Urban Farmhouse Eatery, North Hampton
Rene Locke, Owner
Maintained by Rene

Our $250 grant was used to brighten the strip in front of the restaurant adjacent to Rte 1. Perennials and grasses have been added to attract pollinators.



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