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Continuing Projects

COMMUNITY SERVICE: ?

- ARBOR DAY:

PGC will celebrate Texas Arbor Day with planting of a fruit or nut tree at Children’s Health in the fall.  On April 26, 2019, PGC members, patients and staff of the Eating Disorders Unit will celebrate with a program dedicating the tree and making/ hanging prayer flags.  (Participation: 25 members) Chair: Al Baume and Mike Moran

- THE MEADOW GARDEN AT CHILDREN’S HEALTH, PLANO: (Since 2015)

Our goals are twofold: first to establish an environmentally supportive garden featuring native and adaptive plants, to provide food and shelter for wildlife, to be “Water Wise”; and, second to provide garden therapy for hospital patients, families and staff. (Participation: 30 members)  Chair: Al Baume, Arlene Englert, Patti Tuck, Mittie McDonald

- ALEXANDRA’S CHRISTMAS TREE PROJECT: (since 1997) 

Members and friends decorate miniature Christmas trees in November to bring cheer to the children on the oncology floor at the Children’s Health, Dallas, TX and the Children’s Health, Plano, TX.  Decorating will be at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church Faith Formation Center.  The trees are created in memory of the granddaughter of one of the members of PGC.  Delivery to Children’s Dallas will be on Dec 4 after the monthly meeting. (Participation: 75 members) Chair: Charlotte Loncar,  Renee Shaw & Arlene Englert

- COLLIN COUNTY CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER, RAINBOW ROOM: (Since 1992)

Children who are victims of abuse often come to the Advocacy Center with nothing but the clothes on their backs.  Each December PGC members donate pajamas of all sizes to meet these emergency needs. (Participation: 75 members) Chair: Paula Brehm

- ENVIRONMENTAL LITTER CLEAN UP:

On Saturday, Sept.  22, PGC will coordinate an environmental clean up of a section of White Rock Creek near Children’s Health with the City of Plano. Participants will include PGC members, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Young Men's Service League, and employees of Children's Health.  (Participation: 25 members) Chair: Patti Tuck

- GARDEN THERAPY, PIONEER PLACE SENIOR COMMUNITY:

Continuing a popular project which began spring 2013. PGC members plan, fund and implement hands-on garden crafts with the Pioneer Place Senior Community, HUD apartment units.  (Participation: 20 members)    Chair: Connie Maurer

- HERITAGE FARMSTEAD MUSEUM:

PGC members will decorate seasonal wreaths for the historic buildings( 3 times) in September for autumn,
November for the Christmas Lantern Light Event and March for spring/summer.  The museum collects, preserves and interprets late 19th and 20th century Blackland Prairie farming and life. (Participation: 35 members) Chair: Karleen Hoffman

- NGC SERVICE IN ACTION:

“The PLANT AMERICA “2017-2019 theme emphasizes the cornerstone elements of gardening: the variety of garden types; the elements required for healthy, sustainable gardens; an awareness of environmental issues; and resources to provide needed funds to put garden plans into action. This theme is chosen to help NGC members and the public return to the "roots" of why most members join garden clubs - to learn about gardening!”  PGC will revisit our butterfly initiative, expand our work with bees, and continue to address Children’s Meadow with the planting of wildflowers and milkweed around the perimeter.  In addition, we will address water issues and trash, especially recycling plastics, contributing to various initiatives: Chair: Patti Tuck

- PLANO FOOD PANTRY:

PGC members bring  non-perishable food or monetary donations to the Plano Food Pantry at the October meeting to provide relief to families to need. (Participation: 25 members) Chair: Jo An Rosen
- PENNY PINES Program: (since 2017)
Our club will continue to contribute to a partnership between National Garden Clubs and the USDA Forest Service called Penny Pines.  For $68 we can replace trees indigenous to a particular damaged area whether by fire or by other natural catastrophe.  (Participation: 75 members) Chair: Tricia Yurkovich

- FASHION SHOW LUNCHEON: Fall, 2019

Presented every other year as PGC’s primary outreach and fundraiser. Chair: Sharon DeFalco

- FLOWER SHOW: (since 1998) 

“The Wanders of My Garden” A Standard Flower Show, March 29 & 30, 2019 at Plano’s Environmental Education Center.  Chairs; DeNora Dial, Tricia Yurkovich  Click here for details.

- 2020 GARDEN TOUR:

PGC members share with the public their love of the art of gardening by presenting a garden tour approximately every other year. Our next tour will be scheduled in the spring of 2020.  Chair of Garden Selection Committee: Cathy Westmoreland

GARDEN THERAPY: ?

- Pioneer Place Senior Community: ?

Continuing a popular project which began spring 2013. PGC members plan, fund and implement hands-on garden crafts with the Pioneer Place Senior Community, HUD apartment units. Chair: Connie Maurer

- TREASURED TIMES ALZEHEIMER’S GROUP:

PGC members will plan, fund, and implement hands-on programs with the Custer Road United Methodist Church Alzheimer's Group.  For October, the project will be the construction of a garland of fall leaves which participants can place over a chair, table or hang in a window.   For February, the project will be creating a Garden Art Mobile for outdoor or indoor which will reflect the sunlight and wind. (Participation: 25 members) Chair: Beverly Carpenter

HISTORIC PRESERVATION ?

- Bethany Cemetery: ?

PGC will partner with Plano Conservancy to support efforts to preserve gardens in historic sites and propagate plants from and for these sites including antique roses, historic iris and perennials of the prai- ries. Bethany Cemetery in Plano will serve as the initial focus for plantings and enhancements designed to fit the future use of this historic site. Chair: Candace Fountoulakis

- Heritage Farmstead Museum: ?

PGC members will assist in restoring historic gardens around the main house and updating seasonal wreaths, swags and floral decorations (3 dates) at the Heritage Farmstead Museum, located at 1900 West 15th Street, Plano, TX. (100% participation) Chair: Karleen Hoffmann, Geri Moran

SCHOLARSHIPS:

In the past, funds for scholarship and membership grants have been raised through PGC Garden Tours.Chair: Tricia Yurkovich

WAYS and MEANS FUNDRAISERS 2018-2019:
- SEPTEMBER - MAY:
Pass-Along-Plant Sale.  Chairs: Sharon Russell, Linda McBee, Jeanne Vogel
- SEPTEMBER - JANUARY:
Vision of Beauty Calendar.  Chair: Geri White
- NOVEMBER:
Poinsettia Sale.  Chair: Betts Barraclough
APRIL:
Plant Sale.  Chair: Jo An Rosen

Theme for 2018-2019

"Adventures in Gardening, to Inspire Our Souls

Motto: A Flower Garden for Every Yard

Motto 2017-2018
Announcement

PGC Scholarship

If you are a college sophomore majoring in a field pertaining to horticulture or the environment then you might be eligible. 

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