Garden Club of Orange and Dutchess Counties member, Fenella Heckscher, has been named the 2024 Martha Washington Woman of History. This award is given annually by Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site to a woman who has made a contribution to the history of the Hudson Valley through education, promotion, or preservation. [Read more…] about Fenella Heckscher Named 2024 Martha Washington Woman of History
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The Adirondack Garden Club (AGC) has been awarded a $3,000 Partners for Plants (P4P) grant from the Garden Club of America’s Civic Improvement Committee for 2023, followed by the opportunity for an additional $3,000 in 2024 and 2025. P4P grants facilitate hands-on projects between local Garden Club of America clubs and land managers on federal, state, local, and other significant public lands, and involve collaboration with a horticultural expert. [Read more…] about Adirondack Garden Club Gets Grant for Essex Quarry Nature Preserve
The 23 Garden Club of America member clubs in the state of New York have announced the official designation of April 2023 as “New York Native Plant Month.” A signed proclamation by Governor Kathy Hochul is expected to follow by April 18th, 2023.
The GCA has led this effort across all 50 states and Washington, DC to increase awareness of the critical role native plants play in supporting a healthy environment, thriving wildlife and pollinator populations, reducing use of pesticides and fertilizers, cleaning air and water and so much more. [Read more…] about April is New York Native Plant Month