Garden Club of
Diversity In Our Gardens
Flower Show School
Plant 20 Million Trees by end of 2020
Florida Coreopsis License Plate
Advice from a Gardener
"Cultivate" lasting friendships
Sow "seeds" of kindness
Listen to "sage" advice
Don't let the little things "bug" you
Be outstanding in your "field"
Take "thyme" for yourself!
Here is a video from NGC
Click on the YouTube to play
Hear Ye! Hear Ye!
City, County and State News
President of the Garden Club of Lighthouse Point
Diversity in Our Gardens
In keeping with “Diversity in Our Gardens” we know that Covid-19 did not stop us from enjoying the healing and cathartic elements of our gardens with our loved ones.
Covid-19 has showed us that with self-quarantining, closing of cities, no vehicular traffic, suspension of air plane traffic countries around the world experienced blue skies devoid of smog, as well in our own gardens. It was proven that this helped to clean up our air and waterways around the world.
Sort of makes you think that after celebrating 50 years of Earth Day, we are still not listening to Mother Nature.
Our program chairman will continue to offer programs incorporating the principles of Florida Friendly Landscaping” emphasizing RIGHT PLANT – “RIGHT PLACE”.
All club meetings as well as our District will be via ZOOM. No Annual Salad Luncheon until such time as we can meet face to face. Our Environmental School will also be offered via Zoom. Our City events are also up in the air until we get the all clear! Unfortunately no field trips this year but we will still be supporting Garden Therapy, Natural Disasters and The Nature Conservancy. Again sending a child to Camp Wekiva is iffy based on Covid-19.
We are all in this together.
National Garden Clubs, Inc.
NGC President Gay Austin
Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc.
DSGC Director Lena
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc
FFGC President Al Latina
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs District XI
Director Jeri Decker
Our Mission Statement: “To further the education of the members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, botany, floral design, landscape design, environmental awareness through the conservation of natural resources, civic beautification, nature studies, and to instill in our youth the love of gardening and the respect and protection of the environment.”
What’s a Garden Club anyway??
This question usually evokes visions of “ladies wearing hats, sipping tea in their gardens, admiring their flowers” This is partly true, but did you know that the Ladies Garden Club of Athens, Georgia in 1891 founded the first club and 38 years later to become a National Organization, known as National Garden Clubs or “NGC”. It spans the United States, District of Columbia with international affiliates of Mexico and South America. NGC boasts over 7,000 garden clubs with membership over 221,000, making it the largest volunteer organization in the world! In 1925 Florida joined NGC and is known as Florida Federation of Garden Clubs or “FFGC”. Today its membership is over 17,000 members. The state is divided into twelve districts, with Broward County being District XI. Broward County is the smallest with 370 members and 7 clubs, 8 circles. The clubs are located Coral Springs, Hollywood, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Lighthouse Point, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale with its 8 circles. Updated 2011
If you love gardening, flowering plants/bushes/trees, birds, herbs, butterflies, water gardens, floral design, garden clubs have it. Want to learn more about protecting our environment and the conservation of our natural resources and our water, garden clubs have it. Want to get involved in community projects, garden clubs have it “ALL”.
So, if you want to meet new friends and hear interesting programs, attend a garden clubs meeting. To find out more and find a garden club in your area, visit District XI’s website. You just might meet someone from your hometown, who is just like you!
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