Dear Plant City Garden Club members and the Greater Plant City area. I am so proud and honored to be the President of the Plant City Garden Club. Did you know that the Plant City Garden Club organized October 19, 1948? We are a non-profit organization? Our Mission Statement defines what we are all about. To further the education of the members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, botany, floral design, landscape design, environmental awareness through the conservation of the natural resources, civic beautification, nature studies and to instill in our youth the love of gardening and the respect and protection of the environment.
I am so excited about our programs this year. September 13th is our first meeting which is a meet and greet. Come learn about what the garden club is all about from all the Chairmen and of course catching up with all of our garden club friends. The line up this year to speak are topics like native plants, organic resources, Community gardening, health of microgreens and growing your own food, and learn all about growing your own fruit trees. Our Events are the Annual Garden Fest at McCall Park, our Flower Show at the Historic 1914 High School building along with Pioneer Day, Holiday Fun with Flowers and our Horticulture Show at the Florida Strawberry Festival.
The President of FFGC is Marge Hendon and her theme for her two years is “Worlds of Wonder”. One of her goals is about exploring the world around us. For the Plant City Garden Club we do that through our youth and the Jr. Gardeners Program we have. Educating our youth and teaching them about saving the earth’s environment. We work with the residents of the Community Health Care Center making floral arrangements and bud vases. I’m hoping to grow our membership this year, to further the education of members and the public.
If you are thinking about joining our organization just pick up a registration form online or at one of our community events. We would love you to be a part of The Plant City Garden Club!
Christy Linke, PCGC President
President Plant City Garden Club