Susan Ousterhout, Chair
Meeting the FFGC mission statement, “…instilling in our youth the love of gardening and the respect and protection of the environment.”, is done through Junior Gardeners, either as a single Youth Activity or as a Junior Garden Club. Junior Garden Clubs consist of 5 or more youth, Pre K-6th grade, which meet 5 or more times a year. Youth Activity is any other program or programs that involve youth and does not meet the Junior Gardener Club requirements.
Passing on our love of gardening, design and all things related to our environment is a way of ensuring the continuation of our passions and the love of our world. The wonder and joy of this can be seen in the eyes of our youth.
Adopt-A-Park (Parks, Greenways, & Trails) Adopt-A-Waterway
Birds, Bees, & Butterflies
Bartram Trail Markers
Blue Star Memorial Markers
Coral Reef Restoration
Habitat for Humanity Landscape Project
Trees, Reforestation, Forest Education
Wekiva Youth Camp and Critter Camp
Youth Programs - Junior and Intermediate Gardeners
Click here to learn more from the National Garden Clubs, Inc. ENERGY CONSERVATION
"As garden clubs and as individuals we should be aware of the issues facing our water supply - not just locally, but nationwide and worldwide - and taking steps to make a difference by making wise choices in the conservation and protection of our water resources blue gold."
Floral Design: the art of using plant materials to create a pleasing and balanced composition.
Cultivation of gardens: the science, skill, or occupation of cultivating plants, especially flowers, fruit, and vegetables, in gardens or greenhouses.
Links to Informational Sites of interest * Informational Documents
National Garden Club:
Connect with Gardeners around the Globe. Listed below are projects available to Garden Clubs to be involved in. Visit the NGC website for more information.
Click here to learn more from the National Garden Clubs, Inc. WATER PROJECTS
Wekiva: Click here
Chair for the Garden Club of DeLand: TBA
Presidents Projects - "Plant America"
Service In Action
"The Saved Seed"
Crown Bees BeeGAP
"The Frightened Frog"
Bee a Wildlife Action Hero
Leap Into Leadership
The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
AMES Garden Tools
Blue Star Memorials
US Botanic Butterfly Garden
Ecology Warriors Workbook
National Garden Week
Plant It Pink
Sage & Roses
Spring Planting for Butterflies
Habitat for Humanity
Global Partners Running Waters
Outstanding Sponsor of the Garden Club of DeLand
"Select Growers" - Visit The Garden Shop at Select Growers and support our sponsor.
Located at 4391 St Rd 11, DeLeon Springs, FL 32130.
Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.
Where Gardeners Gather to Share, Learn, Create, and Enjoy. To further the education of the members and the public in the fields of gardening, horticulture, botany, floral design, landscape design, environmental awareness through the conservation of the natural resources, civic beautification, nature studies, and to instill in our youth the love of gardening and the respect and protection of the environment.
Garden Club of DeLand 865 South Alabama Avenue * DeLand, FL 32724 * 386-624-6960
Click here to learn more from the National Garden Clubs, Inc. RECYCLING INITIATIVE: THE NEXT STEPS
Learn about Florida native plants: www.fnps.org
Searchable database of Florida native plants:
Helpful Gardener gardening tips:
University of Florida’s gardening website: http://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/giam/
Your Florida Backyard: www.yourfloridabackyard.com
Florida Gardening: http://www.floridagardening.org/