CONSERVATION PLEDGE

I pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources of the planet earth and promise to promote education, so we may become better caretakers of our air, water, forest, land and wildlife. 

 

CONSERVATION PLEDGE

I pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources of the planet earth and promise to promote education, so we may become better caretakers of our air, water, forest, land and wildlife. 

Welcome   to the website of the Hillsborough Garden Club, the oldest surviving garden club in North Carolina. This website features our distinguished history, as well as the many exciting events that members of the Club support and foster.

 

Over the past few months, despite the necessary restrictions required for COVID-19, the Hillsborough Garden Club has been quite active! Scroll down to review our highlights!

  • While we are unable to meet in person, Ann Sebesan, Vice President and Program Chair, is organizing Virtual Zoom meetings that will begin in September. 

Garden Club Events During COVID-19

  • Pollinators Week (May 31-June 6, 2020) was celebrated with great success. Please go under the Calendar tab to Accomplishments of Pollinators Week to track our Success Story. 

  • In May, the Board approved the recommendation of the scholarship and donation committee, Diff Whitmore and Sherry Hardy -

    • $600 donation to the Orange County Soil & Water Conservation Fund in support of Nannie’s Place Educational Trail at the Blackwood Farm Park. The outdoor trail acts as an interactive classroom designed for youth, ages k-8, to learn and enjoy. The funds will go toward completing the “Nature’s Recyclers (Decomposers)” station. 

  • “She Changed the World" - 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. 

    • The Club purchased, packaged, and distributed for donations packets of “Big Smile" Sunflower seeds since sunflowers were a signature flower of the suffragette movement in the early 1900s. Donations for the seeds - $516 to date, and will support the Club's scholarship fund.  Thank you to Sherry Appel and her committee for having the seeds available at the church parking lot; as well as, Alice Moore and Penny Rand for opening their gardens for tours and seed packet pick up. 

  • The Board Members reach out monthly to check in with all of our Club members. Besides providing a nice person-to-person contact during COVID Restrictions, the calls have led to a number of plant swaps. 

We hope that you enjoy your visit, stay in touch, and that you consider joining us!

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