The Friendly Garden Club
 of Traverse City, MI

P.O. Box 1286, Traverse City, MI 49685

Plant Michigan, Plant Native

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN TRAVERSE CITY--2021!
 Work has started at "Our Giving Garden" located in the Community Gardens.   See Photos page.
 Geranium Pickup:  Thursday, May 13, 9:30 - 4 p.m. at the big barn at The Botanic   Garden.  Thanks to everyone who ordered geraniums from us!
 The Logo Garden will be planted at the Open Space on May 20.
The 38th GARDEN WALK will be held on July 15 from 12-7 p.m. in the Long   Lake/Interlochen area. 
   Continuing work on The Children's Sensory Garden located at The Botanic Garden.

JOIN US

     If you enjoy gardening, flower arranging, being outdoors, working with others, and the joy that giving back to your community brings, you may want to join us online or visit one of The Friendly Garden Club meetings to learn more about our charitable organization.   To attend any of our "OPEN" meetings or become a member, please send an email to our membership chairperson, Dorothy, who will give you all the information you need to become a member and join us online.  We hope to be meeting in person soon.

     This year our club is celebrating its 98th year!  Currently, our club has 44 active volunteers that keep Traverse City beautiful, which is reflected in our annual projects such as the Garden Walk, geranium sale, and the planting of the Logo Garden at the Open Space.  In addition to these projects, we have added "Our Giving Garden," which works with local children at the Community Gardens on planting and harvesting herbs and vegetables.   Our newest and biggest project is the Children's Sensory Garden, which is described below. 

THE CHILDREN'S SENSORY GARDEN   

The Friendly Garden Club of Traverse City, Michigan, has taken on the responsibility of building a garden enhancing a sensory experience for children of all ages to explore and experience meaningful connections with nature through the five senses.  Our garden will allow for educational activities that provide for sensory stimulation, development of physical, mental, emotional and social skills, will nurture the wonder in a child's imagination, and provide a safe place of enrichment and enjoyment for children of all ages.  This garden will provide a unique sensory experience for both young and old alike that currently does not exist in our community.  With your help we can make this garden a reality.  To learn more and to donate, click here!
PRODUCE FROM "OUR GIVING GARDEN! This past year we added a new project, "Our Giving Garden," located in the Community Gardens adjacent from The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.  Due to Covid-19 all the food grown (489 lbs.) was given to our local food bank to help those in need and did not involve  children.  In the future we will have our members instruct and work with a small group of local children in the planting and harvesting.  Exciting times!  LET THE PLANTING BEGIN!   More pics on our PHOTOS section.

200+ DAFFODILS PLANTED--On November 6, our Youth Gardening Committee planted over 200 daffodil bulbs to make "Our Giving Garden" beautiful this spring.  Check out the beautiful blooms!