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THE NATIONAL GARDENER is available online
There are many great articles so if you are not a club president, life member, district director then you now can also read the National Gardener.
It requires a password so follow these instructions to get to read a great quarterly magazine.
Go to our members only section
Look for TNG Online and download and enjoy a great read.
The NGC website is www.gardenclub.org; user name member; password flight.
GARDEN TOOLS 4 GARDEN PROJECTS
AMES + NGC = Gardening!
NGC formed a new partnership with The AMES Companies, Inc. in 2014. Founded in 1774, AMES is the largest U.S.A. manufacturer of gardening tools. Over the coming year, AMES will grant tools up to a total of $5,000 (retail) for all 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. This partnership started in October 2014 and runs for one year ending in October 2015.
To submit a project/program, please click here to fill out the entry form, or send a summary of the project, indicating the the what, when, why and where of the event – what the project is; what is the garden club involvement in the project; why the tools are needed; what tools are requested (please include name of tool and item number); where the tools are to be securely stored; when the project will take place; where (location) including the address where the tools are to be sent.
If you choose to send a written summary, send by email to:
Elaine Gunderson (NGCamesToolProject@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org)
The AMES Companies, Inc.’s tools can be found on their website: www.ames.com.
In 1941, the San Francisco Sports-Women’s Association recognized a great need to restore devastated areas of forests. They raised money and donated it to the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in Northern California. This conservation program spread like wildfire across the nation. In 1941, seedlings could be produced for about a penny. It took approximately 680 seedlings to plant one acre. For $68, seedlings could be purchased for ten acres. The forestry service absorbed the cost of the site preparation and planting. In 1964, the cooperative agreement was changed to be used for reforestation, rather than solely for purchasing seedlings.
Through the years, civic organizations have contributed more than a million dollars to the Reforestation Program. The National Garden Clubs, Inc. promotes the Penny Pines Program as one of their projects. For each contribution of $68, NGC will mail a certificate. Donations can be made in memory or in honor of someone. A completed form must be submitted with the donation in order to receive the certificate. Contributions can be designated to specific states. Form may be found at: www.gardenclub.org
Penny Pines Awards are presented at the NGC Convention: Most Plantings, Best Education program to promote Penny Pines.
The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc.
Youth Program will be collecting Penny Pines donations to honor the North Carolina Forestry Service for their 100 years of service. Our youth challenge adult GCNC clubs to make a contribution. Smokey Bear will be our guest of honor at the 2016 GCNC Annual Youth Awards Banquet to help us celebrate our achievements.
There will be a new Monarch Butterfly pin which will be available for $10.00 on the NGC website under Shop Online, NGC Official Jewelry.
There is a wealth of information about the Monarch butterfly on the NGC website under Projects, President’s Projects, Monarch Watch.
The “Butterfly Gardening” booklet will be revised by the chairman. It will be available on the NGC Website for free. Or it may be ordered in printed form for $3.00.
The NGC website is www.gardenclub.org
GCNC Chairman is: Marilyn Wright, email@example.com.