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The 2013-2015 Projects of Texas Garden Clubs, Inc. span the entire state in location and interest. The connecting element is the love of nature and gardening. Come join one of our clubs and become involve with our state's projects.


 

TGC  Special Project: Choices Matter-making wise choices based on our conservation pledge. Educating the public and ourselves about preserving land, water, air, forest and wildlife.

Awards of money will be granted to those clubs or individuals that come up with the best program  concerning  our conservation pledge.    Chair. : Barbara Baker        barbarab@texasgardenclubs.org

 

The Brookwood Community is a self-supporting community of functionally disabled adults in Brookshire, TX. They maintain a large horticulture center where they raise plants and create hand thrown pottery and concrete products for sale throughout the Houston area. Located in District IV.

Chair: Carol Smith

 smithc@texasgardenclub.org 

Camp Tyler is an outdoor school providing camp experiences and education for Tyler-area fifth grade school children and specialized camps for asthmatic, diabetic, and mentally and physically challenged youth. Located in District III.

Chair: Linda Whetsell   whetselll@texasgardenclub.org

 

Governor's Mansion Landscape 

Chair: Renee Blaschke 

 Blaschker@texasgardenclub.org

Grapevine Botanical Gardens is a public garden near historic Grapevine, Tx. Grapevine Garden Club members and Tarrant County Master Gardeners educate children and adults about nature, plants, wildlife, recycling, conservation and the environment. The classes, programs and workshops create an awareness of the importance of the natural world that in turn benefits all Texans.  A donation to the project will provide opportunities to expand the Garden's educational and volunteer programs and to construct a greenhouse. Located in District II.

Chair: Linda Krimm  lkrimm01@gmail.com

 

Keystone Heritage Park is an on-going preservation project of a middle archaic Native American Community and adjoining wetlands in El Paso; listed as a "Save America's Treasures" site. Located in District IX.

Chair: Helen Baumgartner   baumgartnerh@texasgardenclub.org



Marbridge Farms offers work training programs, vocational training and activities for long-term residents with mental retardation and other cognitive challenges in this Austin area facility. Located in District V.

Chair: Nell Zeigler 

 Zeiglern@texasgardenclub.org

Seeds for Life  Objectives:

Provide seed to the needy;  Share knowledge of how to plant, cultivate, and harvest seeds; Teach methods to improve soils using good environmental and conservation principles; Foster the "Seeds for Life" Texas Garden Club Inc. World Gardening program.

Sending seeds internationally was limited by the import restrictions of many countries. Thanks again to TGC who in 2008 approved our use of the seeds in our local communities with approved programs. In the Dist IV area we are donating seeds to Urban Harvest, www.urbanharvest.org. Seeds are furnished for school and communtiy garden programs. The main donation was to HISD schools for youth gardening. 

Click here for more information & the history of Seeds for Life.

Application for TGC Seeds For Life 2014:

This application is to give monetary donations to clubs for help due to wildfires and drought.

Dir: Ann Nette Pearce pearcea@texasgardenclub.org       Please call if you have questions:  713-432-1260

 

Riverside Nature Center Chair:  Ginger Jones

 Jonesg@texasgardenclub.org

Texas Forestry Service   New  project that helps reforest Texas when disasters happen

Chair,  Loraine Kuehn 

 Madisonville,, TX

Texas Nature Conservancy

 Chair:  Joe Whetsell. A long standing non profit organization that protects Nature.

Whetsellj@texasgardenclub.org 

FUNDS

Blaschke Landscape Endowment Fund Interest generated by this fund is used to maintain the grounds at TGC headquarters.

Friendship Book donations are applied to general operating expenses. Honor a friend, club, speaker, etc. The honoree's name is placed in the Friendship Book kept at TGC headquarters.

Gold & Silver Book donations are applied to general operating expenses. Entries in these books are intended for special friends, speakers, dedicated members, etc. Donation of $50 places name in Gold Book. Donation of $25 places name in Silver Book.

Library Fund donations are used to maintain the Marian Campbell Library at TGC headquarters and for the purchase of additional books.

Presidents Book donations are used for general operating expenses. Entries in this book are intended to honor your current club president for service to your organization.

Scholarship Fund donations are placed in an endowment fund. Interest from this fund is available for use for scholarships to college level students.

Sue Durrett Endowment Fund Interest generated by this fund is used to maintain TGC headquarters.

TGC Arbor Day Fund/Grant is used annually to purchase a tree in celebration of Arbor Day; the planting and celebration are often in conjunction with a state convention.

TGC Birdseed Fund donations are used to purchase birdseed and maintain two large feeders at TGC headquarters, located on the grounds of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden.

TGC Endowment Fund Interest generated by this fund is used to maintain TGC headquarters.

Web Site Fund donations to this fund provide for maintenance and design updates for www.texasgardenclubs.org.