|Garden Club of St. Augustine, Inc.
Founded in 1926
|Environmental and Conservation
Chairs: David Farah (Shamrock), Sue Swain (Shamrock)
Committee: Angela Demetriades, Jean Dowdy, Bryanne Hamilton,
Bea Imhoff, Maureen Nightingale, Carolyn Smith
The Environmental Committee of the Garden Club of St Augustine was
established to promote and conserve our natural resources through
education. Through the St Johns County schools and other community
organizations, educator stipends are given annually for gardens used as an
interactive learning tool and other teacher-initiated efforts. Stipends are
awarded for education related to environmental science activities,
sustainability efforts and unique projects related to conservation education.
The committee may hold educational programs for children on
recycling/repurposing and growing of plants.
Meeting times and place to be advised.
Please CLICK on the links below to download your ENVIRONMENTAL
SCORE CARD and instructions:
Environmental Score Card
Environmental Score Card Instructions
CLICK on the links below to view photographs of
the Youth Horticultural Programs
Photo Album Environmental Committee
|Florida's State Bird -- The Mocking Bird
|The Garden Club of St. Augustine supports
the efforts of
THE CITIZENS FOR A NEW TREE
Click on the icon at left to learn more about
this issue affecting St Johns County.
|Penny Pines Project
The Garden Club of St Augustine joins with the
National Garden Club and the Florida Federation of
Garden Clubs by collecting money to help with the
reforestation/forest education program. Just your
pennies will help reforestation in Florida’s most damaged
National and State Forests. For just $68, your District,
Club and Circle can help to purchase and plant trees in
Osceola National and John Bethea State Forest which
have had over 11,000 acres destroyed by the Okefenokee
fires in 2010 and 2011. The US Forest Service is trying
to reforest 250 to 500 acres per year to replace trees
destroyed in these fires.
Saving Forests $68 At A Time
NGC and the USDA Forest Service are proud to have
formed a partnership sustaining our national and urban
forests through this reforestation/forest education
Your Garden Club can participate in a meaningful and
practical conservation project by contributing $68.00 to
a Penny Pines plantation as part of the costs of
replanting replacement trees indigenous to a particular
damaged area. Whether by fire or by other natural
catastrophe, pine trees and other trees are replaced. You
may designate a specific State you wish to have benefit
from this contribution.
Under a Conservation agreement, the Forest Service will
do the planting, using your donation together with
Federal funds, and will provide to the plantation the same
protection from fires, insects, and disease given other
forested areas. The plantations are a part of the regular
National Forest reforestation program planted on
burned-over and brush-covered areas which are
potentially productive timberlands. Planting sites are
selected by the Supervisor of each National Forest.
These plantations provide soil protection, watershed
protection, soil stabilization, future harvestable timber,
as well as beauty and shade for recreation.
States, regions, districts, clubs and/or individuals may
participate in this program by donating in multiples of
$68. A $68 donation may be made in honor or in memory
of ONE individual, organization or theme.