Community Service Projects
This year, the Tallahassee Garden Club’s programs and projects focus on the importance and application of using environmentally friendly gardening practices. Education for effective use and protection of natural resources and the elimination of invasive species is best achieved through demonstration and example by individual gardeners. Garden Club members set the example and lead the gardeners of tomorrow in using Florida-friendly landscaping practices.
Big Bend Homeless Coaltion for the Homeless “HOPE Community”
HOPE Community currently houses between 80-100 residents and achieves an 85% success rate in assisting residents to become self-suficient. Beginning in 2005, Garden Club members created gardens around the five buildings and along pathways for residents to enjoy. In addition, a vegetable garden suplements the cafeteria. Garden Club members are encouraged to participate in monthly workdays and provide special gardening programs and projects for HOPE residents.
Blue Star Memorial Markers
The Garden Club has established two Blue Star Memorial Highway Markers on which wreaths are placed to commemorate veterans. The club is currently working to place a third marker on Thomasville Road.
Digging It, A Florida Horticulture Study Series
Several Garden Club members are available to Circles and the public for this ten course series of horticulture study. Courses provide fun, learning-by-doing in an informal setting with structured, hands-on workshops. Courses may be taken individually or as a series over a period of time.
The Garden Club works to place Junior Gardening Programs in local elementary schools. The circles provide leadership and the Club provides funding, along with school grants.
In addition, the Tallahassee Garden Club provides financial assistance to the following:
Goodwood Museum and Garden
Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
Maclay State Park and Gardens
Roadside and Trailways Beautification
SEEK (Save the Earth’s Environment through Knowledge)
Wekiva Summer Camp
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