Colorado Garden Foundation Sends Two Graduating Senior to Colorado State University on Full Scholarship this Fall

Scholarships bring total 2017 contribution to $706,813

DENVER (June 15, 2017) – Colorado Garden Foundation (CGF), a non-profit that funds horticultural-specific
projects and scholarships throughout Colorado, has awarded two full-ride scholarships to graduating Colorado seniors, to pursue agriculture and horticulture related careers.

CGF’s executive director and members of its board spent two days, and traveled 1,100 miles, to interview candidates across the state for its scholarship program, which is in
its eleventh year. After narrowing an exceptional list of candidates down to just two finalists, the Board made the decision to award a full ride at Colorado State University
to not one, but two candidates.

Tyler Camblin of Holyoke, Colo. will attend CSU this fall, where he will study soil & crop science and agriculture business with plans to become an agronomist.
He intends to “soak up the knowledge of many professionals who will teach [him] how [he] can help the future of farming and prepare [him] to be an asset to the industry
that feeds the world,” according to his application.

CGF awarded a second full ride scholarship to CSU to Mary Fuchs of Monte Vista, Colo. Fuchs will attend this fall, studying environmental horticulture with plans to become
a natural resource specialist. She plans to “double major in environmental horticulture and foreign language to help make communication between countries regarding the
environment easier,” according to her application.

“This was a special year for our interview committee, as we simply could not decide between these two outstanding candidates,” said Jim Fricke, executive director of
Colorado Garden Foundation. “Proceeds generated from our annual Colorado Garden & Home Show and Colorado Fall Home Show are what make these scholarships possible,
and we’re grateful and honored to contribute to not just one, but two talented and deserving students, who will do great things in the fields of agriculture and
horticulture in the years to come.”

With these two full scholarships, CGF brings its annual scholarship and grant giving total to $706,813 in 2017, and more than $7.8 million across the state to date.
Included within this 2017 figure was $521,972 in grants, including matching grants of $22,350 provided by Bellco, to 61 Colorado
organizations for horticulture-related projects.

The two major grants awarded include a grant of $75,000 to Sewall Child Development Center, to help build a new sensory garden at the school. The second grant is for
Englewood Schools for the amount of $74,341, to fund a new greenhouse at the school.

Sewall Child Development Center, an inclusive early childhood program that serves children of all backgrounds and abilities, including those with special needs, will apply the
grant funds to an outdoor sensory garden that can serve as an additional educational environment. Adjacent to the more formalized play environment, the garden will be organized
around natural materials designed to stimulate all five senses and encourage hands-on, multi-sensory, and social learning. Students from the headquarters and nine satellite
locations will have year-round access to the garden.

“With this grant and our new sensory garden, we will be able to apply therapeutic horticulture techniques into Sewall’s transdisciplinary educational and intervention model,
providing a safe, non-threatening space that serves as an opportunity for sensory interaction and ongoing early education for our students,” said Heidi Heissenbuttel,
President and CEO for Sewall Child Development Center. “The grounds will also be available to our surrounding neighbors in Congress Park, as a neighborhood space when
our academic schedule allows, making this garden a true asset to our community in more ways than one.”

Englewood Schools will use their grant funding to construct a commercial-sized greenhouse to support student learning through a series of four classes
(Intro to Agriscience, Biology of Sustainable Agriculture, Water and Soil Chemistry in Agriculture, and Entrepreneurship Through Agribusiness). These courses are designed
specifically around sustainable agricultural and horticultural practices, and farm to table operations for high school students in the Denver metropolitan area.

The ultimate goal for the greenhouse will be for students to grow enough vegetables and greens to satisfy the needs of food services for the entire Englewood school district,
and eventually begin to explore other entrepreneurial options such as supplying boutique items including micro-greens and vegetables to local restaurants and catering companies.

Other Colorado Garden Foundation grants range from $200 to $15,000, with funds supporting community gardens, greenhouses, a horticulture therapy program, a healing garden,
a children’s reading garden, landscape and trail improvements, a bird habitat and educational gardens and programs, just to name a few.

Since the 1970s, Colorado Garden Foundation has awarded more than $7.8 million to more than 300 organizations in Colorado.
To learn about the grants and scholarship program, please visit

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About Colorado Garden Foundation

Colorado Garden Foundation, a nonprofit corporation, 501(c)(3), provides funds for horticultural-related grants and scholarships for the benefit of Colorado.
To date, the Foundation has awarded more than $7.8 million for horticultural projects and scholarships throughout the state. Colorado Garden Foundation presents the
Colorado Fall Home Show focusing on home renovation, remodeling and sustainable living and the Colorado Garden & Home Show, the Rocky Mountain region’s largest, oldest and
most prestigious consumer garden and home improvement show west of the Mississippi in February. For more information, visit, or Twitter @cogardenfdn

2017 Colorado Garden Foundation Annual Grants

ACE Mentor Program of ColoradoDenver$5,000
Adams County 4-HBrighton$2,100
Alzheimer’s AssociationDenver$7,500
Anchor Center for Blind ChildrenDenver$3,000
Audubon Society of Greater DenverLittleton$3,000
Beaver Ponds Environmental Education CenterFairplay$7,000
Bluff Lake Nature CenterDenver$5,000
Boulder Jewish Community Center/Milk & Honey FarmBoulder$5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro DenverDenver$5,000
Brighton Montessori SchoolBrighton$2,500
Byers-Evans House MuseumDenver$2,100
Castle Rock Adventist Hospital (CRAH)Castle Rock$15,000
Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.Denver$5,000
Colorado Future Farmers of America FoundationGreeley$2,000
Colorado Master Gardener ProgramFort Collins$5,000
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center DBA GreenLeafDenver$5,000
Colorado Outward Bound SchoolDenver$7,000
Colorado State University Extension, Tri River AreaFort Collins$7,500
Common Earth Community GardenArvada$10,000
Denver Montessori Junior/Senior High School (DMHS)Denver$8,300
Denver Public SchoolsDenver$10,000
Douglas County Parenting Coalition and Douglas County Open Space DivisionCastle Rock$500
Dumb Friends LeagueDenver$5,000
Durango Botanical SocietyDurango$7,500
Englewood SchoolsEnglewood$74,341
Family Tree, Inc.Wheat Ridge$7,500
Feeding Many, Inc.Littleton$5,000
Growing Colorado Kids a project of CNDCCommerce City$5,450
Habitat for Humanity of ColoradoLakewood$15,000
Hearts ‘n’ Hands Work EnrichmentGolden$10,000
High Plains Environmental CenterLoveland$8,288
High Valley Community Center, Inc.Del Norte$5,000
Holyoke High School Agricultural Education DepartmentHolyoke$2,000
Jovial ConceptsLakewood$4,640
La Puente Home, Inc.Alamosa$15,000
Land Trust of the Upper ArkansasSalida$4,575
Mackintosh AcademyLittleton$4,601
Majestic View Nature Center/City of ArvadaArvada$5,000
Monarch PreK-8 School, Boulder Valley School DistrictLouisville$200
Mountain Roots Food ProjectGunnison$3,000
Mountain Song Community SchoolColorado Springs$1,200
Neighborhood Housing Services of PuebloPueblo$5,000
PathwaysFort Collins$5,000
Prairie Pines Assisted LivingEads$7,500
Pueblo Zoological SocietyPueblo$15,000
Ricardo Flores Magón AcademyDenver$6,147
Riverhouse Children’s Center Inc.Durango$2,000
San Isabel Land Protection TrustWestcliffe$3,000
Seniors’ Resource Center, Inc.Denver$5,800
Sewall Child Development CenterDenver$75,000
Sprout City FarmsDenver$9,630
Stedman Elementary PTADenver$6,100
Tennyson Center for ChildrenDenver$15,000
The Colorado Teen Project (CTP)Golden$7,500
The Growing ProjectFort Collins$4,500
The Park PeopleDenver$10,000
The Salvation Army, a California corporationDenver$5,000
Windsor FFA ChapterWindsor$10,000
Yampatika Outdoor Awareness AssociationSteamboat$2,500
Young Americans CenterDenver$15,000