The "Seed Money" Award to be given to an applicant(s) who submits a project that best exemplifies the mission of the Beautification Committee, "honoring the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains while seeking to reflect that beauty on the streets and in the lives of the citizens".
Focus of work must be gardening related, within Black Mountain, and adding a little something extra to our town. The money for this project is raised at the Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale. The amount of money awarded will not exceed $1,000. The award amount is generally divided between several application projects.
On-going maintenance will not be a responsibility of the Beautification Committee. Members and relatives of the Beautification Committee are not eligible.
The Seed Money Committee meets in January to start the process for the new year. The application process starts in January with information posted in The Black Mountain News, Facebook and this website. Applications are sent to everyone who had previously applied.
We allow about six weeks for applications to be received so that we can review and make recommendations before the entire committee. All applicants will be contacted in mid-March.
This award(s) will be given to an applicant(s) who submit a gardening project that best exemplifies the mission of the Beautification Committee: honoring the natural beauty of the surrounding mountains while seeking to reflect that beauty on the streets and in the lives of the citizens.
Focus of the project must be gardening-related within Black Mountain and adding a little something extra to our town.
Gardening-related can have a broad interpretation. We encourage you to use your imagination!
Applications are available: on this page, Town Hall, Black Mountain Library, Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce and Black Mountain Beautification Committee Facebook page.
The deadline for this application is Monday, March 9, 2020. The award will not exceed $1,000. Proceeds for this award were raised at the Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale. If you have questions, feel free to email us.
If you have a gardening-related project in mind that exemplifies the committee's mission statement, we encourage you to submit an application!
Black Mountain Library will plant and care for a rose garden on the northeast side of the library along North Dougherty Street.
The Old Depot Association will continue its long term landscaping plan by reworking the Depot East garden plots. There are eight garden areas that will utilize a variety of plants, shrubs, and perennials.
Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth, and Families will create a bed of flowers and planters around a retaining wall at the Mountain Home Thrift Store and Thirteen Pennies Cafe.
Black Mountain Center for the Arts will be creating mosaic pots in their pottery studio that will be filled with seasonal flowers and plants. The completed pots will be placed on the steps leading up to the Center.
Lakeview Center volunteers will be enhancing the entrance to the Center by creating a bed with new plantings.
The Black Mountain Beautification Committee would like to thank all applicants for the 2020 Seed Money grants. The interest to help make Black Mountain even more beautiful and serve the community is inspiring! Jean Chamberlain, chairperson for the Seed Money subcommittee says “It was a very challenging decision as we try to review the applications with a mind as to how the available monies can best be used, and how they fit in to our mission statement. This year’s applicants had wonderful proposals and we encourage them and others to apply for awards in 2021.”