2017 Seed Money Award

The Black Mountain Beautification Committee is now accepting applications for the 2017 Seed Money Award.

This award(s) will be given to an applicant or applicants 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 through our website at blackmountainbeautification.org, email us at blackmountainbeautification@gmail.com, Town Hall and the Black Mountain Chamber of Commerce. The deadline for this application is March 13, 2017. The award will not exceed $600. Proceeds for this award were raised at the Black Mountain Garden Show and Sale.

We have awarded eight people/organizations since the Seed Money Award began in 2014. In 2016, it was given to the Black Mountain Home for Children, Youth & Families and Charles D. Owen Middle School. The Home used the award to install an automatic drip irrigation system for 15 raised vegetable beds. The School used the award for their Appalachian Heritage Garden to help promote a natural, low maintenance "Go Green" campus using less water and attracting helpful insects and birds.

If you have a gardening-related project in mind that exemplifies the committee's mission statement, we encourage you to submit an application as you may be the next winner!

Black Mountain Beautification Committee