Located in the east central portion of the state, the Fox River Valley District is composed of agricultural land, rivers and lakes. Because of the many rivers and lakes and several larger cities, tourism is a major industry within the district. The District is also home to several state parks. Gardeners in the district face challenges to their gardening abilities. The soil type in the district ranges from blow sand in the west to clay in the east. The counties included in the Fox River Valley District are Brown, Florence, Fond du Lac, Forest, Green Lake, Langlade, Marathon, Marinette, Marquette, Menomonie, Oconto, Oneida, Outagamie, Portage, Shawano, Waupaca, Waushara, Winnebago and Wood. The Fox River Valley District is made up of five garden clubs. All of the clubs have ongoing and potential new projects for their communities. The FRV District received the Murken Memorial Scholarship Award and Larkin Life Membership Award at the 2015 WGCF Convention. A member of the Oshkosh Garden Club, Mary Ellen Sedlachek, received the Lydia Shafer Award at the 2015 WGCF Convention.
The Wisconsin Garden Club Federation founded in 1928 is a charter member of the National Garden Club organization. As an organization, we are proud of our heritage of developing relationships with fellow gardeners, learning, and gardening for good in our communities.