Our Club's goal is to give back to the community, especially in ways that demonstrate our interest in gardening and our environment. We participate in many projects that benefit those within our community, state-wide, nation-wide and world-wide.
Arbor Day Tree Planting - Purchase and plant a tree on National Arbor Day in January and/or Florida Arbor Day in April.
Blue Star Memorial - Maintain the Blue Star Memorial at the Veteran's Memorial Freedom Pavilion, located at the west end of Dearborn Street. LBGC works with the community to celebrate Veterans Day.
More information: gardenclub.org/projects/ongoing-projects/blue-star-memorials.aspx
College Scholarships - Provide scholarships for area students who are majoring in environment, landscaping or conservation. Applications are provided to area colleges yearly.
Coral Restoration - Educate members and the community about the value of coral reefs and contribution to conserve coral reefs.
More information: ffgc.wildapricot.org/projects/ongoing-projects.aspx
Filling Empty Cupboards - Members donate food items at each monthly meeting which are delivered to local food pantries to aid in the alleviation of hunger in Charlotte and Sarasota counties.
Green Street Church - LBGC provided two trees to the Historical Society for landscaping at the church after it was moved to its new home.
Habitat for Humanity - LBGC provides a welcome potted plant to new residents in our area during dedication ceremonies at the Habitat home.
Junior Gardeners - Introduce the art and science of gardening to classes at Englewood Elementary school using math, reading and writing skills.
Lemon Bay Cemetery - Work with Sunrise Rotary to assess needs and make renovations at the cemetery.
Meals on Wheels - Contribute to this important effort to feed our shut-ins year round.
National Garden Week - Create educational displays related to gardening at our two Englewood libraries.
More information: gardenclub.org/projects/ongoing-projects.aspx
Penny Pines - In affiliation with FFGC and NGC, help fund the USDA Forest Service's efforts to replace burned or otherwise damaged trees with seedling or small trees.
More Information: gardenclub.org/projects/ongoing-projects/penny-pines.aspx
Pioneer Days - Participate in this yearly event as a committee member who encourages local businesses to support Pioneer Days.
More Information: http://www.englewoodpioneerdays.com/
Save the Earth's Environment through Knowledge - Provide funds for highschool students to attend an annual environmental seminar presented by the University of Florida.
More information: ffgc.wildapricot.org/Youth-Programs
Wekiva Youth Camp - Provide scholarships to K-8 students to attend FFGC's environmental/nature camp in Wekiwa Springs State Park.
More information: www.wekivayouthcamp.org