National Garden Clubs, Inc. Special Projects
The National Garden Club Inc. (NGC) President selects special projects during her/his term of office. Garden Club members across the globe are encouraged to participate in these activities. For her 2015-17 term in office, NGC President Sandra Robinson promotes service in action to protect bees, butterflies and frogs through conservation, education, backyard habitats, roadside plantings and publications. The attached flyer “NGC President’s Special Project” provides more information on how garden club members can become involved.
A special goal is working with Monarch Watch to create one million Monarch Way Stations across the country. Gardeners can easily create these Monarch resting areas by simply planting native milkweed and other plants for Monarchs and other butterflies.
NGC Partnership with AMES Companies, Inc.
Garden Tools 4 Garden Projects
NGC has formed a partnership with The AMES Companies, Inc. for a Garden Tools project. Founded in 1774, AMES is the largest U.S.A. manufacturer of gardening tools. AMES will grant tools up to a total of $5,000 (retail) for approved state or club landscaping projects/programs. The total amount available for all grants is $5,000. Clubs can apply for portions of the $5,000, as this amount is available to share. See NGC website for application and release forms. http://www.gardenclub.org/projects/ongoing-projects/ames-garden-tools.aspx