Civic Involvement

PGC's Conversation Committee reminds us that as members of a GCA garden club we need to be aware of - and live by - the GCA's Conservation Pledge.

The Garden Club of America Conservation Pledge

"To preserve America's beauty and natural heritage for future generations, we pledge to:

" Promote conservation stewardship through environmental education and to advocate science-based environmental legislation

" Work to protect endangered species, especially flora, to promote biodiversity and to conserve natural resources

" Encourage the responsible use of our public lands for the benfit of all citizens

" Work to reduce industrial, municipal and household waste and advocate the prevention of pollution of soil, air and water".

To access the GCA website, go to www.gcamerica.org
Go to Members Only, type "gcamember" as a username and "compost" for a password.

Accomplishments of the Piscataqua Garden Club
2000-2011
Organizations Supported

York Land Trust, Maine
York Rivers Association, York, Maine
Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Seacoast Science Center, Rye, New Hampshire
Kittery Land Trust, Kittery, Maine
Great Bay Discovery Center, Greenland, New Hampshire

Events
York River Day at the George Marshall Store, York, Maine
Garden Tours in York and Kittery, Maine
Slow Food Seacoast Edible Garden Touro, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Area Flower Show, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
2009 Charitable Garden Tour and Silent Auction in Kittery, Maine
2010 Charitable Auction in York, Maine (September 2010)
History in Bloom, Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Art in Bloom, Mark H. Wentworth Home, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Art in Bloom, Kittery Art Association, Kittery, Maine

Gardens
Landscaping Project, Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Perkins House, York, Maine
Daffodil and native plant gardens at the Old Gaol Hillside, York, Maine
Plantings at the junction of the I95 Connector and Route 1, York, Maine
Gardens at Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Education
Educational Meetings Open to the Public
Land Use Planning Forum at Mount Agamenticus, York, Maine
Scholarships for undergraduate students working in conservation
Studies of historically significant local gardens added to Smithsonian Museum Archive

Awards
Awards from the Piscataqua Garden Club to local stars in horticulture and conservation
Awards to individual members from other organizations - in horticulture, flower arranging, conservation and photography.

More than $47,000 given to worthy causes.

The purpose of the Piscataqua Garden Club is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening and flower arranging and to protect, restore, and improve the quality of the environment through study, programs and actions in the fields of conservation, civic improvement, education, preservation and photography.

The Piscataqua Garden Club is a Member of The Garden Club of America.

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