The Friendly Garden Club
 of Traverse City, MI

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

Plant Michigan, Plant Native

  NATIONAL, CENTRAL REGION, AND MICHIGAN GARDEN CLUBS, INC. 
                                              INFORMATION & DATES WILL BE DISPLAYED HERE.  More information coming!
2023

2022-2023  

NATIONAL GARDEN CLUBS, INC.

ANNUAL CONFERENCE


May 2-5, 2023

White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia


Mission Statement:   National Garden Clubs, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) organization that aims to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility; and we help coordinate the interests and activities of state and local garden clubs in the U.S. and abroad.  Our main projects include:

     PLANT AMERICA--PLAY OUTDOORS:  Outdoor activities improve health and happiness for adults and children. Join us in promoting more time in the outdoors.

     OUR SCHOOLS:  Our schools provide members and non-members with a range of educational opportunities on the art and science of the environment, gardening, landscape design and floral design.

      

June 4-10, 2023       National Garden Week


2022-2023 

CENTRAL REGION CONVENTION


October 16-18

Virtual Zoom Meeting--10 a.m. (CDT)


Bloomington, MN


Theme:   Plant America:  "Sow the Seeds and Keep Growing"  


     The Central Region is made up of seven states belonging to the National Garden Clubs, Inc.  The seven states are: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.
     Projects include: Hobert Garden Club Garden Therapy project, Veterans Village, Roof-top Plant and Vegetable Gardens, Epsoma--1st Grant Recipient for products, Bee Gap, Milkweed for Monarchs.

                                2022-2023    MICHIGAN GARDEN CLUBS, INC.

  • September 21-24:  NGC Fall Board Meeting, St. Louis, MO, 8-5 pm
  • September 28-29:  District V Flower Show School, Course I, 8-5  pm
  • October 6:  District 5 Fall Meeting and Leadership conference, Hagerty Center in Traverse City, MI; 9:30-4 pm
  • October 7:  Member Meeting, 10-11 am, (Virtual)
  • October 13-14:  Environmental School, Course 4
  • October 21-22:   Environmental School, Course I, Spirit of the Woods & Portage Lake Garden Club; contact Beth Markowski (616-401-3387) for more information
  • October 21:  Member Meeting, 10-11 (Virtual)
  • October 24:  Yearbook & General Award Judging, 3355 Dunkel, Lansing, MI 10-3 pm
  • November 3:  MGC  Board Meeting, 10-12 pm (Virtual)
  • November 4:  Member Meeting, 10-11 (Virtual)
  • November 18:  Member Meeting, 10-11 (Virtual)
  • December 2:  Member Meeting, 10-11 (Virtual)
  • December 16:  Member Meeting, 10-11 (Virtual)
2023
  • March 30:  MGC Executive Committee Meeting (Virtual)
  • April 6:  MGC Board Meeting (Virtual)
  • May TBD:  District 5 Spring Leadership Meeting (Virtual)
  • June 4-10: National Garden Week
  • June 6-7:  Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc. 92nd Annual State Conference, Sheraton Marriott, Grand Rapids, MI
  • October TBD:  District 5 Fall Member Meeting, Charlevoix Area Garden Club and Charlevoix Evening Garden Club

Mission Statement“to provide leadership and education, resources, and network opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral and landscape design, and environmental responsibility.”
Educational Projects:   Artistic Crafts, Blue Star Memorials (Honor Military), Bees, Birds and Butterflies Preservation, Civic Beautification, Community Gardens, Disaster Relief, Energy Conservation, Environment and Conservation, Garden Therapy, Habitat for Humanity Landscaping, Legislation, Litter, Recycling and Reclamation, Native Plants and Invasive Species, National Garden Week