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By Ryan McGeeney U of A System Division of AgricultureJan. 4, 2018
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LITTLE ROCK — Nine communities across Arkansas will receive a combined total of $15,000
in grant funding through the Greening of Arkansas Grant Program.
From a larger pool of applicants, the nine communities were contacted in late December
that their respective grant applications had been approved. 2017 marked the eleventh
year the Greening of Arkansas program awarded grants. Developed and managed by the
Arkansas Flower and Garden Show board in 2006, the program is intended to support
the development and care of community gardens, parks, and other public green spaces
The recipients of the grant funding, which range in amounts from $700 to $2,500, were
selected by a three-person committee.
This year’s recipients include:
The committee judges grant applications according to criteria designed to support
the committee’s vision, while keeping the goal of geographic dispersion in mind, when
In addition to the grant funding, thousands of dollars in proceeds from the Arkansas
Flower and Garden Show also go toward funding students studying horticulture in Arkansas.
Krista Quinn, who began serving as Executive Director of the show in 2008, said the
beautification grants help fulfil a key component of the show’s foundational purpose.
“The Greening of Arkansas grant program is an important part of the Arkansas Flower
& Garden Show's mission,” Quinn said. “Many studies have shown that there are huge
economic and social benefits when communities have attractive public areas and green
“Our grant program often gives communities the start-up funding they need to create
civic plantings to beautify spaces their residents use on a daily basis,” she said.
“This can promote community pride, increase the enjoyment of these spaces, and even
attract new business and tourism in some areas.”
Quinn recently stepped down from her position with the Arkansas Flower and Garden
Show, after accepting a position with the Arkansas Forestry Commission. In December,
members of the show’s Board of Directors voted to hire Mary Beth Rogers as the new
Executive Director. Rogers has served as the Executive Secretary of the Arkansas Turfgrass
Association since 2009.
The 2018 Arkansas Flower and Garden Show will take place March 2-4 at the Arkansas
State Fairgrounds. This year’s theme is “Imagine the Possibilities.” Tickets can be
purchased online, or at the fairgrounds during the show. The price of admission includes
To learn more about the Greening of Arkansas grant program or the Arkansas Flower
and Garden Show, visit https://argardenshow.org/.
About the Division of Agriculture
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s mission is to strengthen
agriculture, communities, and families by connecting trusted research to the adoption
of best practices. Through the Agricultural Experiment Station and the Cooperative
Extension Service, the Division of Agriculture conducts research and extension work
within the nation’s historic land grant education system.
The Division of Agriculture is one of 20 entities within the University of Arkansas
System. It has offices in all 75 counties in Arkansas and faculty on five system campuses.
The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers all its Extension
and Research programs to all eligible persons without regard to race, color, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital
or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status, and
is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
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Media Contact: Mary HightowerDir. of Communication ServicesU of A System Division of AgricultureCooperative Extension Service(501) email@example.com