2022 Grant Recipients
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park- $5,000 to revitalize the Learning Garden and Hoop House at the CV Environmental Educational Center which will then create a new and improved student experience.
East Woods Intermediate School- $5,000 to beautify the school campus with diversity and habitats to attract local insects and animals and provide 5th grade students a hands -on-learning experience by submitting competing designs for the south side of the cafeteria entrance.
East Woods Intermediate School- $2,000 to beautify the school campus as above the north side of the cafeteria.
Friends of Hudson Parks- $4,750 to keep Newley arrived invasive plants at the Hudson Springs Park from developing and spreading into a smothering monoculture that would kill spring plants and keep native understory bushes and small trees from developing underneath the mature forest canopy.
Friends of Hudson Springs Parks- $5,000 to remove invasive species at three Hudson Springs Park locations so that native bushes and trees will now be given a chance to establish and create high quality habitat for pollinators and native birds.
Go Green Go- $360 to support a litter remove program through plugging. Blogging refers to the activity of picking up trash while jogging. Three blogging events will be planned in Hudson in 2023.
McDowell Early Learning Center- $2,500 to install an outdoor sensory garden that will address all five senses and will provide a sensory experience for these young learners with a special focus on students with disabilities that affect senses.
Seton Catholic School- $535 to support a composting program which will convert students lunch scraps into rich soil to support the school’s garden beds.
Wyoga lake Conservation Association- $480 for beautification of a Micropark in Stow which will include the addition of mature bushes, spring bulbs, paver walkway and inviting trellis.
2021 Grant Recipients
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park – $2,000 to improve virtual and hybrid programming for students and continue field trips for schools.
David Hudson Chapter DAR – $2,000 to restore WWII memorial
Friends of Hudson Parks – $3,000 to develop a healthy, more diverse ecosystem along the Hudson Springs Trail
Go Green Go – $500 to reduce litter and plastic pollution in Hudson while creating awareness and getting people out and active. Also promote beautification of public property
Hale Farm & Village – $2,500 for restoration of the Goldsmith Garden
Hudson Montessori School – $1,200 to create new planting beds for students
Seton School Garden Club – $115 to expand gardens
2020 – Grants were not awarded as our major fundraiser, the Home and Garden Tour was cancelled due to Covid
2019 Grant Recipients
Hale Farm & Village – $2,500 to restore a key historic element of the Goldsmith Garden and provide protection from pests that undermine the horticultural learning laboratory.
Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park – $2,000 to provide scholarships for children unable to attend otherwise.
Evamere Elementary School – $1,900 to teach students the joy of plants by creating fairy gardens – all 233 Kindergarten students will participate.
Go Green Go – $650 to buy a one-year Road Runners Club of America membership which includes gloves and trash bags for clean-up of Hudson.
City of Hudson – $1,700 to provide deep root fertilization and root stimulation for mature trees on the Green in Hudson and pruning as needed along with ongoing inspection.
Hudson Montessori School – $1,000 for student-run small business, North House Specialties, will use the extra beds for multiple purposes, including selling starts of vegetable plants, opening a small CSA, or starting a fresh lunch program all week instead of the Community Lunch Program that only takes place each Thursday.
Carolyn Bouquot – $250 to continue the beautification of the Terex traffic island.