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NGC Project and Partnership with The AMES Companies, Inc.

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AMES + NGC = Gardening!

Project Description

NGC has formed a partnership with The AMES Companies, Inc. for a Garden Tools project. Founded in 1774, AMES is the largest U.S.A. manufacturer of gardening tools. AMES will grant tools up to a total of $5,000 (retail) for approved state or club landscaping projects/programs. The total amount available for all grants is $5,000. Clubs can apply for portions of the $5,000, as this amount is available to share. This partnership started in October 2014.

Follow These Steps

  1. Download and fill out the Project Entry Form below. Email the completed form to: Elaine Gunderson, NGC AMES Project Chairman
  2. Or, send a summary of the project, indicating the what, when, why and where of the event. What the project is; what is the garden club involvement in the project; why the tools are needed; what tools are requested (please include name of tool and item number); where the tools are to be securely stored; when the project will take place; where (location) including the address where the tools are to be sent. If you choose to send a written summary, send by email to: Elaine Gunderson, NGC AMES Project Chairman
  3. Be sure to submit your entry at least one month before your Project Event
  4. Your project must be approved in order to receive AMES Tools.
  5. Take photos of your project including the AMES Tools and write a short article to describe the Project
  6. Send your article, photos, NGC and AMES model releases by email to these 4 people:

If your project is approved, photos are to be taken at the event and a short article written for possible promotion and publicity on NGC's Website, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, The National Gardener and Keeping in Touch publications; plus your own State and Regional newsletters editors.

**Please be sure to complete model release forms for all people appearing in your project photos. There are two model release forms below: one for NGC and one for AMES; both forms are required, one form per person.

Project Entry Form and Model Release Forms

The fillable PDF forms can be opened and typed on using Adobe® Reader®. The forms can be saved and attached to an email for sending. Click here to get Adobe® Reader® free

AMES Tools Information

The AMES Companies, Inc.'s tools and descriptions can be found on these websites:


If you have questions or need more information, contact:
Elaine Gunderson, Chairman: AMES Garden Tools Project