National Garden Clubs
Inspiring Gardens Across The Americas
The theme for President Gay Austin’s administration is Plant America, a singularly focused initiative on gardens and gardening. Both a call to service and a description of what NGC clubs do, Plant America supports the main reason that people say they join a garden club – to learn about gardening!
Covering any and every aspect of gardening, horticulture, garden design, and community service, it applies to every kind of garden: Blue Star plantings, vegetable gardens, community gardens, container gardening, neighborhood plantings, urban farms, low-water xeriscape gardens, etc.
Projects in local communities are what distinguish us from the work of other gardening organizations. Towns, cities, neighborhoods, and roadsides across the United States are all beneficiaries of National Garden Clubs projects.
In order to provide a vehicle to financially support the activities of our member clubs, a new grant program entitled “Plant America Community Project Grants” is being established to provide funding for new or existing projects of NGC member clubs in their respective communities across the United States. This will be a permanent fund with grants being awarded during each two-year administration. The goal for the fund is to become a self-sustaining endowment fund like the NGC Scholarship fund providing funding levels that make a significant impact in large projects.
Not only will the community projects funded from it enhance our nation, but, through project publicity, signage and materials bearing the Plant America logo, it provides the possibility of making our organization more visible. See the requirements for obtaining a grant here.
For more information, contact:
David Robson, Chairman: Plant America
Disaster Relief Fund
You or your club may wish to make a donation to our Natural Disasters grant program to help those communities devasated by a natural disaster. Checks should be made out to NGC, Inc. and mailed to NGC Headquarters at 4401 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110-3492.
Please write Natural Disasters in the memo space.
NGC invites every state to be a part of FLICKR.
How is that done???
Send pictures of projects from your club, district, or state with a short description identifying the club (or district), project, and location. Share the accomplishments of your state. Send pictures to Robin Pokorski at RobinP@juno.com
Visit the NGC Flickr site Flickr.com/NationalGardenClubs and find a wealth of ideas just waiting for you.