This year Naples Garden Club’s Finance Committee reported that, as a result of the success of last few years’ House & Garden Tours, we have a surplus of funds available. As a non-profit organization, we are expected to donate funds while keeping a reasonable balance for the well being of Naples Garden Club.
As a result, the Finance Committee recommended to the Board that we make a contribution of $50,000 to some worthy project. Faced with this strong financial news and understanding the needs of our partner, Naples Botanical Garden, the NGC Board voted to donate $50,000 to the building of Naples Botanical Garden’s Horticulture Campus this year and $25,000 in each of the next two years.
Catherine Ware and her late husband Tim have been staunch supporters of the Botanical Garden since its inception … Read More
When it comes to going on a trip, here are some things to think about.
- Pack light. The heavier an airplane or a car is, the more fuel it uses.
- Use a kindle. Save a tree or two.
- Bring your own reusable water bottle and shopping bag.
- Unplug item around the house and adjust the temperature before you leave.
- Stop the newspaper.
- Don’t print off your boarding pass. Have it sent to your phone.
At your destination:
- Select a “green” hotel. They allow you to do things like opting for when you want fresh towels. All that daily washing uses up more than half their hot water supply.
- Use the recycle bins in
Record breaking crowds came to Naples Botanical Garden on March 22, 23 to view the 48 Design, 24 Botanical Arts Designs, 12 Botanical Arts Photographs, 358 cut and container-grown Horticulture Specimens, 4 Educational Exhibits and 58 Youth entries from the Global Gardening students of the Avalon School.
On the prior evening of March 21, the Preview Party was sold out and, earlier in the day, National Accredited Judges chose the blue, red, yellow and white ribbon winners and awarded the Top Exhibitor Awards for Division and Section winners of the Flower Show. Here are the results:
- Division Award of Design Excellence
- Designer’s Choice Award
- People’s Choice Award
- Tricolor Award
- Avalon School for its Global Garden after-school program ($6,500)
- Naples Botanical Garden for summer interns ($15,000)
- Naples Botanical Garden for its developing Horticulture Campus ($50,000)
Please visit our website in October for an update on our 2019-20 Grant Program.
CONSERVANCY OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Grant Award of $8,000 will be used to purchase materials to repair and enhance the Hardwood Hammock and Lagoon … Read More
Past Presidents Council met at Naples Botanical Garden on February 25. While enjoying a beautiful day and lunch from the Fogg Cafe, they discussed and affirmed current board policies regarding involvement and obligations for Active and Provisional Members and a balance between supporting FGCU scholarships, FFGC projects and local projects.
The Past Presidents Council’s role is advisory. Topics are discussed at the request of the current president and do not set policy which is done by the Board of Directors.
L to R: June Kroeschell 2007-09, Sandy Lasch 2016-17, Linda Brown 2013-15, Sondra Quinn 2011-13, Liz Chehayl 2009-11, Catherine Ware 2001-03, Sue Synnott 2005-07, Sudie Minamyer 2017-18.… Read More
Thanks to Terry Aufranc and Joyce Colvario, the cabinet at the library is filled with pictures of last year’s Flower Show and information about our upcoming Flower Show Making Music! Check it out the next time you are checking books out at the library.
Whether you are running errands for a good chunk of a day, or dashing out for a bit, there are plenty of environmentally conscious measures you can take.
Suppose you are running around town and you’ve decided to grab a cup of coffee or a cool drink. Do you know you can bring your own travel cup to many places? Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts to name a few. You need to keep to a basic coffee, no “Caramel Macchiato, Venti, Skim, Extra Shot, Extra-Hot, Extra-Whip, Sugar-Free” orders … but it saves on disposable products you use– no paper cup, cup sleeve or lid. Also pass on the plastic stirrer.
And let’s talk about the cousin of the stirrer – straws. Bring your own metal ones and reduce the amount of waste involved … Read More