Resources

 The National Garden Club, inc.

Mission Statement
National Garden Clubs, Inc. provides education, resources, and national networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.
Theme for 2017-2019: “Plant America”

National Headquarters Contact Information

4401 Magnolia Ave., St. Louis, MO 63110-3492
Phone: (314) 776-7574    Fax: (314) 776-5108
Email: headquarters@gardenclub.org
To find out about programs go to Projects.
 

The Sakonnet Preservation Association

sponsors public education events bringing experts in the conservation field to speak on such topics as: grass-nesting bird stewardship; basics of conservation easements; local impacts of winter moth infestation. To check the schedule of upcoming programs, click on Educational Programs.
 

The New England Garden Club

Theme for 2017-2019: “NEGC Plants for everyone”

Susan Hinkel, President, may be contacted at: rerob@mac.com  Phone: 802-293-9566

The Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.

Our Mission

To nurture the interest and appreciation of our natural world through:

  • Education
  • Networking opportunities to promote the love of gardening
  • Floral Design
  • Civic beautification
  • Preservation of the beauty and natural resources of the state of Rhode Island
The Rhode Island Federation (RIFGC) was organized in 1930 with a Charter Membership of nine clubs. Our current President is Deb Ort. You may contact her at debcurtort@gmail.com with any inquiry.
 

The Garden Conservancy

The mission of the Garden Conservancy is to preserve, share, and celebrate America’s gardens and diverse gardening traditions for the education and inspiration of the public. Will be presenting “Challenges of Urban Gardens in Historic Settings” on June 13 and “Arts & Crafts Ideals in the 21st Century” on June 19. Visit their Website for a full schedule of their upcoming events.

 

The Rhode Island Wild Plant Society a nonprofit conservation organization, dedicated to the preservation and protection of Rhode Island’s native plants and their habitats.   Visit their website to explore their native plant guide,  sign up for their newsletter,  learn about upcoming programs, events/activities, etc. and native plant sales. or to subscribe to their blog.

 

URI Master Gardener Program  educates citizens in environmentally-sound gardening practices through the dissemination of factual, research-based information.  Through the train-the-trainer approach, over 700 volunteers serve as URI Extension Master Gardener educators, amplifying the impact of Cooperative Extension to improve environmental quality and build healthy communities. Visit their website to learn about becoming a master gardener,  to learn about the variety of workshops they offer, or to sign up for the URI Cooperative Extension newsletter to receive updates about their programs and events

 

Native Plant Trust, formerly Garden in the Woods,  has a native plant finder, offers on line and in person classes, and grows native plants from seed for sale beginning in April.

 

Grow Native Massachusetts  promotes native plants through workshops, programs and native plant sales.  They offer a free lecture series, “Evenings with Experts” every spring at the public library in Cambridge, MA.  You can access previous recordings here.

Dan Jaffe’suseful plants lists is a great source for planning a native garden.

Margaret Roach’s, author of “A Way To Garden”, website is full of useful “how to” information, plant lists, book lists, etc. and a link to her podcast.

 

The Connecticut Master Gardener Association’s

annual garden symposium will take place virtually on Saturday, March 20th starting at 9:00 am. Connecticut Master Gardeners, guests and the public will have the opportunity to hear national and regional experts talk about “Gardening Any Time, Any Place”. Registration and information about the virtual event is available at ctmga.org/symposium-event-2021

The cost for the two featured speakers and a choice of two of five breakout session speakers is $60 for CMGA members and guests; $90 for non-members, and includes a “virtual event bag” with coupons, promotions and special offers from symposium sponsors. Contact: symposium@ctmga.org

 

North Creek Nurseries offers a wealth of information about native plants and excellent planting guides.  It offers detailed descriptions and pictures of native plants as well as resources that focus on ecology and horticulture.

 

Landscaping and Lawn Care

Click the above link for a list of local companies and individuals who provide landscaping services, including design, excavation, stone walls, tree trimming, planting, garden maintenance and lawn care.  {Note: Jeremy Allen can be hired for 35$/hour for landscaping, lawn, tree or garden work cell is 401-924-3538; resource page will be updated}.