Club programs regarding conservation issues and civic improvement provide members an important opportunity to engage and promote local issues regarding farming, fishing, water, climate and recycling which are important to our joint mission with The Garden Club of America to “restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment.”
Member meetings cover many aspects of horticulture: study of different plant families, seed saving, propagating techniques, use of organic fertilizers and insect management.
Locally, the coastal area offers a wide range of habitats from which members can foster their love of horticulture and conservation; sandy beaches, rocky shorelines, estuaries and wetlands all have provided field trips and educational experiences.
In particular, our Club is interested in current trends relating to organic farms and practices in combining conservation and horticulture to benefit what is grown in our area. The importance of pollinators remains a focus for our Club in promoting the careful monitoring of this highly valued asset to our environment.
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin