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March 12, 2019

The GCA’s Partners for Plants and Garden Club of Nashville featured in the New York Times

In an article on March 11, The New York Times showcased the GCA’s Partners for Plants program and Weed Wrangle® as a significant force against invasive plants in our backyards and public spaces.

The story follows Garden Club of Nashville members Frances Corzine and Cayce McAlister as they participate in a Weed Wrangle day. Volunteers removed invasive species of bush honeysuckle, Bradford pear trees, Chinese privet, and English ivy in public parks and notable historic locations across Nashville.

Partners for Plants is national program created in the late 1990s for GCA clubs to help address invasive species and foster native plants on public lands. Weed Wrangle® was launched in 2015 in Nashville as a Partners for Plants program. Volunteers come together for a one-day effort to help rescue public parks and green spaces from invasive species through hands-on removal of harmful trees, vines, and flowering plants. The Garden Club of Nashville created a template to encourage GCA clubs and other organizations to mount successful Weed Wrangle® projects and has since expanded to 60 other cities in Tennessee and 12 states.

Find out how to host your own Weed Wrangle® event here and take part in the fight against invasives.


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