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Greenwich Potlucks Promote Pollinators

Three years ago, Greenwich Garden Club offered a Pollinator Potluck that has since burgeoned into a successful series of free, fun, educational evenings about the importance of native plant pollinators.

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Garden Club Mentors Boys & Girls Club in Orange, Virginia

For more than a decade, Dolley Madison Garden Club members have volunteered at the Boys & and Girls Club of Orange, Virginia, teaching the children how to arrange flowers, creating a successful “garden to table” program, and exemplifying the GCA’s purpose – stimulating the knowledge and love of gardening.

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Annual Report Documents 2016-17 Accomplishments, Milestones

The GCA celebrates the accomplishments of its 104th year in this 2016-17 Annual Report, with its theme of stewardship, leadership, and friendship, key aspects of the GCA experience. The report conveys the collective impact of the GCA across the country, highlighting the work of the GCA’s twenty-seven committees, twelve-member Executive Board, Headquarters staff of nine, twelve geographic zones, and 200 clubs and their nearly 18,00 members. Together, they made important things happen.

Help Solve A Mystery - The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Gardens

Do you love gardens and the thrill of the hunt?  The Garden Club of America Collection at the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Gardens has images of numerous gardens across the United States that need a bit of sleuthing to be positively identified. If this Virginia garden looks familiar to you, let us know...

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Greenville Founders Fund Project Makes National News

Falls Park on the Reedy River, a project of the Carolina Foothills Garden Club, Greenville, South Carolina, and winner of a 1975 GCA Founders Fund prize, is showcased in this recent article appearing in The Washington Post. Click read more to watch a video of this park's transformation.

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This Month in GCA History

For nearly fifty years, the month of March gave The Garden Club of America a stage for two of its most important objectives, to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening and to protect the quality of the environment through educational programs. Each year from 1921, the GCA, its clubs, and their members, participated in the International Flower Show in New York City.

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Restoring Native Habitat to Attract Pollinators and Increase Biodiversity

The Village Garden Club of Sewickley and the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania have a unique partnership designed to increase biodiversity, restore natural habitat, and increase pollinator numbers at the Audubon Greenway. Much progress has been achieved in the past year in reestablishing native habitat and pollinator-attracting plants. In addition, community outreach has helped youth and their families learn about local pollinators.

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Scholarship Opportunities Abound

The GCA offers 28 merit-based scholarships and fellowships, awarding more than $330,000 to 86 scholars in 2017.

For example, the GCA Fellowship in Ecological Restoration offers an $8,000 annual grant for graduate study and research at a leading accredited university in the United States. Fields of study of past recipients have ranged from forestry to applied plant sciences to ecology and evolutionary biology.

Read more about the four 2017 recipients.

Plant of the Year

Annually since 1995, the GCA has identified a stellar North American native plant to receive its Montine McDaniel Freeman Medal for Plant of the Year.

Mountain mint is The Garden Club of America's 2018 Plant of the Year.

Nominate a Plant - recognize a plant that is under-utilized but worthy of preservation, propagation and promotion.

Take Action for Conservation
Go Strawless!

The Conservation Chairman of the Georgetown Garden Club is asking local businesses and restaurants voluntarily to offer compostable or recyclable options to plastic straws - or ask patrons to forgo the straws altogether.

Download the GCA's Position Paper on Waste Management.

Read more about what GGC is doing, and consider what you might do in your community.