The Auburn Garden Club is talking applications for the fall 2012-fall 2013 grants program. Nonprofits with projects that meet the club’s objectives of creating, promoting and furthering interest in horticulture, gardening, floral and landscape design, awareness of plant and bird life, civic beautification, roadside development and fostering an appreciation of the natural beauties of this area are encouraged to apply. To further these objectives Auburn Garden Club assists non-profit organizations in community efforts for education, natural resource conservation and beautification with cash grants to the organizations for projects within Placer County. The grants normally range from $200 to $1,500; however, the Grants Committee will consider and evaluate requests for other amounts. Grant applications are due by Oct. 1. More information including evaluation criteria, application forms and mailing instructions can be obtained by visiting www.auburngardenclub. org or emailing Auburngardenclubgrants@gmail.com.