President's Message

Nancy L. Hargroves

February 2018

NGC 2017-2019 President Nancy L. Hargroves

Spring is just a few weeks away. It brings thoughts of gardens and gardening and beautiful blooming flowers and plants. As garden club members know, it’s always a learning process whether it is trying new cultivars or different processes and practices. Flower and Garden shows are abundant in February, March and April all over the country. They are a great source of gardening information, just as the NGC schools are. It is a real honor for our organization that the Philadelphia Flower Show is honoring the volunteer time that garden club members give each year by my serving as the Honorary Chairman at the Preview Party on Friday evening, March 2. Please take advantage of gardening educational experiences and events in your community and in the NGC schools being held in your state.

There is a new deadline for applications for AMES Tools for your club’s gardening projects - APRIL 15. The application and details of the grant process will be available on the NGC website by March 1.

March will also bring another new venture for National Garden Clubs. P. Allen Smith has generously offered to provide an opportunity for NGC to raise funds for the PLANT AMERICA Community Project Grants. Several types of plants, including a gift item, will be available for purchase from P. Allen Smith using a code that will be given to NGC members. Final details will be emailed to each state president to send out to all of the clubs, as well as being posted on the NGC website and NGC’s Facebook page. If your club would like to be added to the email blast that will be sent to all of the states, please send your club’s email address to Katie Roth at NGC Headquarters, kroth@gardenclub.org.

Nancy L. Hargroves
President 2017-2019
National Garden Clubs, Inc.