Projects & Programs
Throughout the state, CGCI members are always busy working, learning, helping, teaching and contributing to their communities in many ways. The collective energy and force of the large of membership of CGCI enables the members to lend significant support to many projects throughout the state. The list of state projects and activities is very long. Here are links to but a few....
- President's Project
Kenneth M. Stocking Native Plant Garden at Sonoma State University
- Anza-Borrego Desert State Park.
In June 2012, the CGCI Board of Directors approved the newest state project to help restore the three-acre Visitor Center Desert Garden at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Total estimated project cost: $15,000. Desert visitors for years will enjoy your contributions! Click here for Resolution
- Blue Star Memorials
The Blue Star Memorial Program honors men and women who serve our country in military service.
Arboreta and Bontanic Gardens
- Civic Beautification
Garden club members throughout California work to improve and beautify their communities.
Preserving the places where we live.
- Gardening Consultants Council
Garden club members who complete the NGC series of Gardening Study School courses are certified Gardening Consultants. They work to promote good gardening practices.
- Landscape Design Council
Garden club members who complete the NGC series of Landscape Design School courses can become accredited NGC Landscape Design Consultants. Provisional consulants are also welcome to join the council. They work to promote good land use and commendable landscape design.
- Landscape Design Study Program
The Landscape Design Study Program is a series of 4 courses, consisting of educational programs and tours.
Penny Pines Program
The conservation program whereby donation are made to the Forest Service to replant California forests.
Project Mission Blue
A five year partnership with the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy to restore the lupine habitat for the Mission Blue butterfly
- Reforestation/Restoration Program
The program that collects funds to support California National Forest Service projects that will help forests recover from the devastation resulting from fires and insect infestation.
- Sempervirens Fund: Since 1973, CGCI members have financially supported the Sempervirens Fund and Big Basin Redwoods State Park near Santa Cruz. Funding continues to be needed to protect and conserve coastal redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens), one of California's natural resources. In addition, donors may choose to set aside a mature, standing tree in honor of or in memory of garden club members, their families and friends. NOTE CHANGE: ALL donations are now payable to CGCI.
Click here for donation form. Click here for the form in PDF format.