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.
Adopt-a-Class - Introduce the art and science of gardening to a class at Myakka River Elementary school using math, reading and writing skills.
Arbor Day Tree Planting - Purchase and plant a tree on National Arbor Day and/or Florida Arbor Day in a community location.
Blue Star Memorial - Fund and place a Blue Star Marker at Englewood's Veteran's Memorial Freedom Pavilion.
More information: gardenclub.org/projects/ongoing-projects/blue-star-memorials.aspx
Coral Restoration - Educate members and the community about the value of coral reefs and donate members' contributions to conserve coral reefs.
More information: ffgc.wildapricot.org/projects/ongoing-projects.aspx
Filling Empty Cupboards - Donate food items to various local charitable organizations to aid in the alleviation of hunger in Charlotte and Sarasota counties.
Habitat for Humanity - Provide potted plants to new residents of Habitat homes during the dedication ceremony.
Hermitage Artist Retreat - Continue our beautification association, begun in 2006, with plantings and maintenance and by serving as hosts for many of the Hermitage's activities.
More information: www.hermitagefl.org
Indian Mound Park - Maintain the park grounds and provide historical information about Indian Mound Park to the public.
Junior Gardeners - Introduce the art and science of gardening to a class at Englewood Elementary school using math, reading and writing skills.
National Garden Week - Create an educational display related to gardening at each of two Englewood libraries.
More information: gardenclub.org/projects/ongoing-projects.aspx
Penny Pines - In affiliation with FFGC and NGC, donations from club members 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
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