How Are We Funded?

Headwater Master Gardeners have several fundraising projects throughout the year. Some of them include: managing the White County Farmers Market during the summer months; sponsoring plant sales in the spring; and participating in the Habersham 4-H spring yard sale. We are also involved in other events as available. The organization is a 501c3 entity, so we are eligible to receive private donations.

These funds provide three $500.00 scholarships for a senior from each county (Habersham, Rabun and White) planning to major in horticulture or a related field. New this year is the provision of an additional $500.00 scholarship (1) to be awarded to an eligible 4-H student selected by the three county agents.

Matching funds (up to $300) are also available for landscaping three new Habitat for Humanity homes (one in each county).  Members help create the design, select and purchase appropriate plants, and do the planting of those items. They work with the new homeowner helping them understand how to care for their new garden/yard.

"Lunch and Learn" opportunities are offered free in the spring and fall at Cleveland United Methodist Church for the community.  Information on various horticultural topics is presented and discussed. 

Individual master gardeners have requested and received grants to help support special projects.

Tom Lebuis, Treasurer