Garden and Farm Briefs

December 8, 2017

Scholarship applications due Jan. 31 to Delaware Equine Council

The Delaware Equine Council Foundation is accepting scholarship applications through Wednesday, Jan. 31. Scholarships in the amount of $1,500 each are to be awarded Saturday, March 3, at the DEC Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet at the Harrington Moose Lodge. To be eligible, an applicant must be a U.S. citizen and a Delaware resident or Delaware Equine Council member; must be enrolled and in good standing in a Delaware university agriculture program or at an equine studies program at a U.S. university; must submit a typewritten 400-word essay on "How I plan to use this course of study to further the equine industry,” and must complete an application, including a transcript of at least one full semester's grades from an accredited university.

For applications, go to For more information, call Stan Vonasek at 302-684-3966.

All awards are given without discrimination as to race, sex or creed. The Delaware Equine Council Foundation is a 501c3 organization, and all donations are tax deductible.

Tabletop Christmas tree workshop offered Dec. 16

The Inland Bays Garden Center will host a workshop  from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 16, for attendees to create a one-of-a-kind tabletop Christmas tree. Participants are asked to bring a box for transporting their creations home. No experience is necessary. Cost is $45 which includes fresh greens and all materials. The Inland Bays Garden Center is at 38320 Muddy Neck Road, Frankford. For more information and to register, call 302-539-1839.

Lewes in Bloom list of plants available online

On the Lewes in Bloom website, there is a list of plants that names all the annuals Lewes in Bloom has planted throughout the city, by location. For the free list and information on membership and support, go to or find Lewes in Bloom on Facebook.

Lewes in Bloom is a volunteer organization. It promotes the beautification and maintenance of historic Lewes and the community at large. It is dedicated to helping Lewes boost its attractiveness through efforts including historical preservation, environmental awareness, a children’s garden, floral displays and more.