Divide Garden Club Projects


Civic Beautification
Members meet at their discretion and weather permitting to care and maintain specific areas in Georgetown. Since 1980, the club has overseen the median at the stop sign at Highway 193 and Main Street (aka Wentworth Springs Road). Since 1987, members plant, care for, and maintain memorial trees and native plants in the Georgetown Park. In 1988, members started caring for the garden area in front of the historical I.O.O.F Hall. An annual Christmas decoration project was started in 1988 and coincides with the raising of the Main Stree Christmas Tree.

Community Mini Grants
Nineteen mini grants have been awarded since 2009. Each of these grants was awarded to a local organization for gardening and beautification within the Georgetown Divide communities.

Georgetown Library
We provide an annual subscription for Sunset and Pacific Horticulture magazines. In 2013, a community seed exchange was implemented.

California Native Plant Society
An annual donation is made to the California Native Plant Society.

Blue Star Memorial
Maintain and oversee marker at Veterans of Foreign Wars Park located off Wentworth Springs Road (dedicated November 1984).

• CGCI Projects Supported by the Divide Garden Club •

Penny Pines Program
The Penny Pines program is a USDA Forest Service reforestation program used in burned over areas. A contribution of $68 helps pay for the planting of an average of 350 seedlings per acre. To date, the Divide Garden Club has contributed 57 plantings, mostly in the El Dorado National Forest. That is more than 19,900 trees!

Reforestation Fund
The Divide Garden Club contributes to a National Forest Service fund dedicated to general USDA forest projects. This special fund supports reforestation and restoration of California's National Forests.

CGCI President's Project
The Divide Garden Club supports each CGCI president's project with financial donations.