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July 12, 2018

The Garden Club of America Loses a Dear Friend: Nathaniel Reed, 1934 - 2018

The Garden Club of America mourns the loss of environmental advocate, fisherman and friend, Nathaniel Reed.

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June 26, 2018

NYC Landmarks Commission Should Reject Plans Destroying Page Garden Integrity

On June 21, The Garden Club of America renewed its opposition to Frick Museum development plans that would undermine the integrity of the Russell Page Viewing Garden.

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June 26, 2018

The GCA Joins Campaign to Preserve Washington’s View

In the face of threats to the viewshed of George Washington’s Mount Vernon, The Garden Club of America has joined a coalition supporting Mount Vernon’s campaign to preserve George Washington’s view.

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June 18, 2018

2018 Founders Fund Winner Announced

Kenilworth Garden Club, Kenilworth, Illinois, has been named 2018 recipient of The Garden Club of America Founders Fund Award. The $30,000 award was announced April 29 during the 2018 GCA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. The funds will be used to install a therapeutic garden at Misericordia Home on Chicago’s north side.

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June 17, 2018

Saluting National Pollinator Week June 18-24 with News from GCA Pollinator Fellows

Eleven years ago, the U.S. Senate designated a week in June to highlight the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations, National Pollinator Week, which has grown into an international celebration of the valuable ecosystem services provided by bees, birds, butterflies, bats, and beetles. Through scholarships, the GCA provides funding to study the causes of pollinator decline, leading to potential solutions for conservation and sustainability. Read more to learn about the work of recent GCA pollinator fellows.

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June 11, 2018

From the GCA Collection at the Archives of American Gardens: Armillary Spheres

Like any number of inventions, the origins of the armillary sphere are debated and credited to everyone from an ancient Greek philosopher to a Roman mathematician and a Chinese astronomer. The one commonality: the sphere was created with the faulty supposition that the earth was the center of the universe.

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May 31, 2018

This Month In GCA History - June

The June 1917 annual business meeting of the GCA marked a turning point in the young and growing organization. The GCA decided to put normal business aside and as described by the first GCA President, Mrs. Elizabeth Price Martin, “The clubs were called into the service of their country. The focus would be farming and the production of food.”

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May 29, 2018

The GCA Objects to Frick Expansion Plans Threatening Russell Page Garden Integrity

The latest design proposals for expansion of the Frick museum appear to threaten the integrity of its historic Russell Page garden. In a letter to the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, which considered the expansion plans on May 29, the GCA asked the commission to postpone action until the Frick and its architects carefully weigh and satisfactorily address issues concerning proposed changes to the garden.

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May 24, 2018

Mill Mountain Garden Club Spearheads “Scoop the Poop” Program

Mill Mountain Garden Club, Roanoke, Virginia, has led its community in a regional public education campaign focused on proper disposal of pet waste and the environmental hazards it can pose to waterways. The message is simple: “Scoop the Poop. Grab it. Bag it. Toss it.” Awareness is up, and improper disposal is down. Read more and learn what you can do in your community.

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May 18, 2018

The GCA Promotes Campaign to Address Youth Plant Blindness

Plants are critical to the future of the planet, but absent from the minds of most American youth. That’s why the GCA is part of a campaign to excite young people about the power of plants. At the GCA annual meeting in San Francisco, President Dede Petri aired a new video on the subject, BLOOM!, for more than 600 delegates from around the country.

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