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National Garden Clubs Projects

The 2017-2019 NGC President's Special 2-Year Project is "Plant America" with a singular focus on gardens and gardening. The words of this theme can either be a command to service or a description of what NGC garden clubs do. This concept supports the results of a recent survey at a meeting of the NGC Board of Directors that the main reason people join a garden club is to learn about gardening.

This theme can cover any and every aspect of gardening; horticulture, garden design and community service - even water issues, as one cannot garden without water! It applies to every kind of garden: Blue Star plantings, vegetable gardens, community gardens, container gardening on town streets, neighborhood plantings, etc.

Nancy Hargroves, NGC President, asks each state to consider choosing the same theme so that we can have a unified feeling of all states working together on a main focus of gardening. NGC has often received feedback that it has too many focuses and projects, so the president's goal for the next administration is to simplify by concentrating on one area on the national level.

NGC Special Projects Chairman
Betty Davis
GCG 3rd VP and Chairman of NGC Projects
706-650-1863 (H)
706-394-1667 (C)

NGC Water Projects
National Garden Clubs, Inc. believes it is imperative that we support and undertake proactive initiatives for the protection, conservation and restoration of the quality of the Nation's coastal waters, wetlands, aquifers, watersheds, lakes, rivers and streams, through educational programs, conservation efforts, increased advocacy and partnerships with related government agencies, and state and national grassroots water coalitions. Read more at Water Projects.

Penny Pines Program
NGC and the USDA Forest Service are proud to have formed a "Penny Pines Program" partnership sustaining our national and urban forests through this reforestation/forest education program. Your garden club can participate by contributing $68 to a Penny Pine plantation as part of the costs of replanting replacement trees and/or trees indigenous (Not Just Pine Trees) to a particular damaged area, whether by fire or by other natural catastrophe. You may designate a specific State you wish to have benefit from this contribution.

Checks should be made out to the National Garden Club and donations mailed to Betty Davis, 3725 Wexford Drive, Augusta GA 30907. For further details see this page.Penny Pines

Plant It Pink
NGC continues to promote awareness of breast cancer issues and encourages our members to plant areas of pink flowers in our public landscapes, at hospitals, cancer centers, and other sites in order to raise public consciousness. See the NGC website for more details.Plant It Pink

NCG Ongoing and Outreach Projects
National Garden Club has many more ongoing and outreach projects, and GCG actively supports many of them as you can see from our list of projects. We encourage our clubs to develop programs to promote these projects or donate funds to support the activities. See the NGC website for more details.NGC Projects -->

Deep South Region Projects

The 2015-2017 Deep South Region Theme was "Service Through Action" and addressed the fact that to serve our communities by beautifying, conserving, teaching others, etc., required Action. The Deep South Unified Regional Project "Community Action" directed state organizations and clubs to initiate a project or projects within their communities involving Environmental Efforts, Gardening Efforts and/or Educational Efforts involving DSR Clubs, State Organizations, and Youth. See the Deep South Region website for more details.

2017-2019 DSR Projects and updated awards application and project rules will be posted on here when details are made available.

Deep South Region Awards Application
2015-2017 DSR Unified Regional Project Award Rules

DSR Special Projects Chairman
Betty Davis
GCG 3rd VP and Chairman of NGC Projects
706-650-1863 (H)
706-394-1667 (C)

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