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GCA Publications

Publications are below:

Conservation Watch

Conservation Watch (ConWatch) is the quarterly newsletter published by the GCA's Conservation Committee. Each edition includes a series of articles drawn from the research by members of the committee, conservation news from individual clubs across the country, and a reading list of books on various environmental topics. ConWatch articles inform members on a wide range of topics such as sustainable agriculture, billboards, plastics in the environment, and climate change.

GCA Annual Report

Each digitally available Annual Report of The Garden Club of America begins with a letter from the GCA President highlighting the year's activities and events followed by articles covering the specific areas of GCA involvement including Improving and Protecting the Environment, Educating the Public and Ourselves, Stimulating the Love and Knowledge of Gardening, Recognizing Outstanding Achievement, the Annual Meeting and the Advantages of Association.

GCA Brochure

The 2013 GCA Brochure is now available. Newly updated and freshly produced for the GCA's centennial anniversary, the brochure provides a general introduction to the work of GCA national committees.


GCA Position Papers

Jointly produced by the GCA's National Affairs & Legislation and Conservation Committees, GCA Position Papers summarize those issues that are of top priority to The Garden Club of America.

The Bulletin

is GCA's oldest publication. Originally established in 1913, the Bulletin is a print publication, produced bi-monthly and distributed to all GCA club members. Articles include news from GCA member clubs around the country, with reports from national committees, zones, and GCA conferences and meetings.

Bulletin, October 1913 issue
In this issue:
• An October Verse by Rapin
• Planting of Bulbs in the Open, According to the Best Authorities
• Some Suggestions for Tulip Groupings or Combinations with Other Flowers
• Paper White Narcissi Grown in Sand and Pebbles
• Some Winter Delights

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Position Papers, 2013

A joint production of the National Affairs and Legislation Committee and the Conservation Committee, the Position Papers summarize those issues that are of top priority to the Garden Club of America. Current GCA Position Papers include:


Sustainable Agriculture, Seed Diversity and Food Security

Clean Air

Clean Water

Strategies to Address Climate Change

Our National Park System

Preservation of Native Plants

National Public Lands

Environmentally Responsible Transportation Legislation

Current Legislative Status Chart

A member of the NAL Committee prepares one- to four-page Legislative Updates to help members stay up to date on federal legislative and regulatory issues that relate to official positions adopted by the GCA NAL and Conservation Committees.