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Hutto, TX, September 22, 2017– Keep Texas Beautiful (KTB) has recognized Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation as a recipient of the 2017 Native Garden Grants Program. Through funding from AEP Texas, Keep Texas Beautiful will provide six affiliate communities with $800.00 each for support and materials needed to create and maintain a native plant demonstration garden. These gardens will serve as a model to educate and engage community members to grow native species in their own gardens. KTB hopes to create awareness not only in the winning communities involved, but throughout Texas.

To assist with the creation of the garden, Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation will receive $800 to begin and support their garden and purchase a variety of gardening materials. KTB will also provide gardening materials including sunblock, gardening gloves and garbage bags, as well as additional training, templates and marketing support. Gardens will be completed by December 15, 2017.

In addition to Hutto, Keep Alpine Beautiful, Keep Port Aransas Beautiful, Keep Cleburne Beautiful, Keep Gatesville Beautiful, and Keep Grapevine Beautiful also received this Native Garden Grant.

Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation will be utilizing the funds to create a Monarch Waystation at the Peterson Community Garden. Located at 205 Hutto Street, Hutto TX, this historic piece of land in the Old Town neighborhood is an authentic, living piece of Hutto’s agricultural history. The Foundation’s vision for the space is to transform it into a series of demonstration gardens and teaching areas while paying homage to the garden’s namesake Curtis Peterson. The Monarch Waystation will be the first of the demonstration gardens to be created at this location.

Keep Hutto Beautiful Foundation’s mission is to inspire the community to be environmentally engaged by providing education, resources, green initiatives and beautification opportunities. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and is one of 398 Keep Texas Beautiful affiliates in the State. 

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