National Garden Club Projects
NGC Plant America began in 2017 focusing on community- centered projects that work to preserve ecosystems and engage in civic beautification making a positive impact on our environment. Read more about NGC Plant America.
Brenda Moore, NGC's 48th President, continues the Plant America program focusing on her theme Plant America - Go Green! Additionally NGC has an exciting new initiative, Plant America, Feed America. The new program encourages efforts to address food deserts throughout the country. Find out how your club can get involved.
Through Plant America, grants, up to $1,000.00 are made available to be used for direct expenses of projects. Projects submitted for receiving a grant may be a joint venture with another organization(s).
The scope of these projects in communities may include:
- Beautification and/or restoration
- Community gardens
- School gardens/classrooms
- Landscaping for Habitat for Humanity Homes
- Landscaping of Blue Star Memorial Markers
- Implementation of environmental practices
- A horticulture or environmental educational event for the public
Visit Plant America Community Project Grants for application and instructions and dates.
Espoma is teaming up with NGC to help communities Plant America with $250 grants of Espoma plant foods and potting soils. Visit the NGC website. Learn about how your club can apply for the Espoma grant. Applications are accepted between October 1, 2022 and May 31, 2023.
Ames Garden Tools
Ames has grants of garden tools of up to $250 available for local community gardening projects undertaken from March 1 through September 30, 2023. Visit the NGC website for information on this program. All grant applications must be received by March 1, 2023.
Natural Disaster Relief fund
The Natural Disaster USA Fund was established by NGC in 1997 to receive monetary contributions from states, clubs and individuals for the purpose of assisting local and state clubs with their garden-related restoration efforts. This fund has helped to replant parks, municipal gardens and other garden related sites due to natural disasters caused by floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, ice storms and wildfires.
Grants of up $5,000 per project may be awarded in a fiscal year to local or state clubs. The application form and procedures can be downloaded from NGC website.
Penny Pines Program
NGC and the USDA Forest Service are proud to have formed a Penny Pines Program partnership sustaining our national and urban forests through this reforestation/forest education program. Your garden club can participate by contributing $68 to a Penny Pine plantation as part of the costs of replanting replacement indigenous trees and/or trees -- not just pine trees -- to a particular damaged area, whether by fire or by other natural catastrophe. You may designate a specific state you wish to have benefit from this contribution. Find more information from the NGC website here.
Form below and checks should be mailed to:
Follow instructions on the form - Penny Pines Donation Form which is part of the GCG Donations form.
Penny Pines Chairman - Betty Davis firstname.lastname@example.org