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Saturday - March 20, 2004

From: Austin, TX
Region: Southwest
Topic: Managing Roadsides
Title: Managing Roadsides
Answered by: Sage Kawecki

QUESTION:

Id like to plant some wildflowers as part of a community or roadside project. Will you provide the seeds or grant money?

ANSWER:

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center educates people about the environmental necessity, economic value and natural beauty of native plants. As a national non-profit, we seek grants to develop our own projects and do not yet have such a program in place by which to disburse seeds or grant monies.
 

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