The objective of this club shall be to stimulate knowledge and love of gardening and garden related activities, to participate in community beautification and to cooperate with organizations having one or more of these purposes.
Membership is open to all! Since the beginning, the Grants Pass Garden Club has welcomed new members who are interested in learning about gardening and sharing the love of gardening with others. Garden tours, craft workshops, and informal get-togethers give life to the proverb "Friends are the flowers in the garden of life."
New Member Dues - $28.00 (includes name badge)
Annual Renewal Dues $25.00 - Due on or before July 1
(Note: Add an additional $10.00 for the mailing of the monthly newsletter by U.S. Mail to cover postage, if no e-mail address is available. Otherwise, a monthly newsletter is e-mailed to all members.)
12 Noon on the first Wednesday of Each Month
(except January when the meeting is held on the 2nd Wednesday)
1440 Parkdale Drive at Rogue River Highway
Grants Pass, Oregon 97527
Note: Check "Calendar of Events" tab for any changes to location or schedule for current meeting
The Grants Pass Garden Club was founded by Mrs. Marguerite Riddle in 1926. Others joined with her to plant trees and flowers in Grants Pass for the visitors and tourists traveling to the coast.
In 1976, as part of a Bicentennial effort sponsored by the Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs to locate historical trees, a hard-shelled flowering almond was identified at 702 NE "A" Street. This rare tree, now over 100 years old, is the sole evidence of what once was an extensive almond orchard. A plaque commemorating that tree is still at the site. Also, in 1970, an extensive garden was designed and planted in Riverside Park. A plaque was placed there as a memorial garden for Mrs. Riddle.
There has long been an interest in wildflowers and in the 1930's, club member, Mrs. Demaray, mounted a display of over 75 specimens of blooming wildflowers with assistance from a local educator and botanist, Lincoln Savage. Today, club members enjoy wildflower walks at the Table Rocks, Limpy Creek, Eight Dollar Mountain, and other sites known for their Spring show of flowers.
To raise money for scholarships and civic beautification projects, the Grants Pass Garden Club has sold holiday arrangements in December and has an annual Spring Plant Sale. The sales have included had-crafted garden art by several local artists and Grants Pass Garden Club members, including lovely plants propagated from members' gardens.
Since the beginning, the Grants Pass Garden Club has welcomed new members who are interested in learning about gardening and sharing the love of gardening with others. Garden tours, craft workshops, and informal get-togethers give life to the proverb "Friends are the flowers in the garden of life."
Information is contained here on our website and you can also obtain additional information by contacting us through e-mail at "firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit us on our Facebook page, which is "Grants Pass Garden Club." Like our page and we will appear in your newsfeed.
3 Rivers Community Seed Library
Annual scholarships to Rogue Community College horticultural students and
Clair Hanley Scholarship at Oregon State University
Arbor Day tree planting
Floral arrangements at the VA Domiciliary Chapel in White City one month a year
Floral Show at the Josephine County Fair
Garden of Enchantment
Gardening projects at local elementary schools
Gospel Rescue Mission
Greenleaf Industries Education Program
Habitat for Humanity
Josephine County Food Bank
Josephine County Library
Oregon Garden Children’s Garden and Natural Resources Educational Program
Penny Pines Tree Project
Riverside Park Improvement Project
Rogue Valley Humane Society
Rose Society Festival
Rusk Ranch Nature Center
Briefly, the plan is this. Under a Conservation Agreement, our organization collects and contributes $68 toward the cost of planting seedlings on about one acre of National Forest lan. Using your donation together with Federal funds, the Forest Service will do the planting on the National Forest nearest you or the forest of your choice.
The plantation will be marked with a standard Forest Service sign that names the contributing individual or organization. Contributions must be in multiples of $68 or more. For each $68 contribution, you will receive a PENNY PINES certificate from the Forest Supervisor, who will inform you of the location of the plantation at your request.
Fred Meyer has a Community Rewards Program of which the Grants Pass Garden Club, Inc. (Group I.D. QJ070) has registered. When GPGC club members link their Fred Meye rewards card top the FM community reward program, Fred Meyer will donate a portion of their purchases to the GPGC (at no additional cost to the club member).
How to link your Fred Meyer rewards account to the community program.
1) Log into your Fred Meyer account and a page will open showing all Fred Meyer specials, etc.
2) Look to the top right of the page, and select the symbol of a person with your name under it.
3) On the drop-down list, select “My Account”.
4) Click on the box labels “Community Rewards”.
5) Use search box to find “Grants Pass Garden Club” (IDQJ070)
6) Click “Enroll”.
New users who don’t have a Fred Meyers reward card will need to create an account, which requires some basic information. For purchases to count you must swipe your Fred Meyer card or enter you phone number associated with the card for each order.
You are encouraged to visit: https://www.fredmeyer.com
I will sustain the Club and its objectives, and guard its reputation as long as I am a member, and I will perform all works assigned to me to the best of my ability.
I pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources of the planet earth and promise to promote education so we may become caretakers of our air, water, forest, land and wildlife.
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