Indian Harbour Beach Garden Club Newsletter

PRESS RELEASE

How can a garden club make a difference in our world?

The Indian Harbour Beach Garden Club has some great answers:

Re-forest land impacted by hurricanes and fires. When a member passed away and her family donated her plant collection, members potted these plants and many of their own plants for a plant sale. Working with a non-profit, Penny Pines, they raised funds to re-forest 16 acres.

Bring gardening to assisted living residents. Every two weeks, volunteers present a program at Zon Beachside Assisted Living. Programs range from planting seeds and herbs, arranging flowers, decorating pots, learning about plants in the gardens at Zon to a visit from a Beatrix Potter impersonator who shared her stories. These programs have become a favorite with the residents.

Send children to nature camp each summer. With fundraising through the club’s annual bunco party, 8-10 Brevard children receive a scholarship to spend a week at Camp Wekiva, near Orlando, to learn about their environment.

Bring live plants to Meals on Wheels clients. Every Valentine’s Day, Brevard County clients receive a decorated live plant on their dinner tray, with Happy Valentine wishes from IHB Garden Club.

Support the Botanical Garden at Florida Institute of Technology. The garden club makes a financial contribution to this 15-acre garden, a treasure for the entire community. It’s open to the public free of charge.

Promote landscape best practices. Every month, one noteworthy residential landscape is awarded “Yard of the Month.” Members review and select a winning local landscape, the city posts a sign in the yard, and homeowners receive a gift certificate donated by Rockledge Gardens.

Garden Club members meet at Gleason Park in Indian Harbour Beach at 10:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, September – May. Programs include guest speakers and buffet lunch—a great way to learn about Florida gardening and meet people who make a difference in our world!

 

Quote of the Month

Coming together is a beginning,
Staying together is progress,
Working together is success.
Henry Ford.