Plum Beach Garden Club
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The sale of custom engraved bricks in the walk of Old Library Park has been a major source of fund raising for PBGC since 1997. We hope you will buy one or more to honor family, friends, pets, special events, etc. -- which will support our work in the community. Thank you.
Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs Honors PBGC with Three Awards in 2020
YOUTH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD PBGC Youth Education Committee develops activities to encourage and engage youth in friendly, instructive horticulture. Beginning in 2015, three Club members—all former educators—have worked with 2nd grade classes at five elementary schools -- Stony Lane, Hamilton, Forest Park, Quidnessett, and Fishing Cove -- to create awareness of the decline of the Monarch butterfly. Each of them spent time in a classroom discussing what is happening to the Monarch and the importance of the milkweed plant to this butterfly. Children were given books and a video to further educate them. Following the in-class session, club members and children planted 36 milkweed plants in designated spots. The students’ interest level is very high, particularly once they learned about the possibility of extinction. They were eager to dig holes, plant the plants and water them. Teachers and students now maintain the areas at four elementary schools in North Kingstown. More than 200 second graders now understand the plight of the Monarch butterfly and are actively helping to save them by having planted over 100 milkweed plants at their schools.
COMPREHENSIVE HORTICULTURAL AWARD
For the Dunes Club Luncheon and Lecture series held every second year. These events have featured local, regional, and national gardening experts who have expanded the audiences’ visions and knowledge on a wide variety of topics; everything from cultivating your garden senses and landscaping to floral design demonstrations and conservation issues. These events are traditionally are attended by 300 guests.
Plum Beach Garden Club is guided by a love of flowers, plants and trees, beautiful gardens and landscapes, birds, butterflies, and bees, and more. One way we share our passion and knowledge with others is our website.
Inviting graphics and photos highlight the Club’s activities and programs which include maintenance of 6 parks in North Kingstown, our brick sales fundraiser, pollinator and youth education, daffodil project (15,575 planted to date), club history, garden therapy and food pantry involvement, and more.
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