The Friends of Extension hold one fundraiser each year, our annual summertime Colorado Springs Garden Tour. With the proceeds from this event we support the El Paso County Extension Center and other nonprofit groups requesting grants for the purpose of horticultural education. Here are some of our successfully implemented grants:

The Friends of Extension were pleased to present a $1,000 grant to assist the HAS in creating a Children’s Garden as part of their Demonstration Garden in Monument Valley Park in 2019. The project was successfully completed to include the garden plantings, a pollinator house and educational signage.

A $2,000 grant to the Griffith Center for Children by The Friends of Extension funded the installation of a new irrigation system in the students’ garden, which enriched the experiences of the middle school class as they tended the vegetable garden. What a delightful and educational opportunity for these children!