Funny thing happened when I joined Hawthorn. I also became a member of the Milwaukee District Garden Clubs (MDGC), and the Wisconsin Garden Club Federation (WGCF) , and the Central Region of the National Garden Clubs (NGC).
My club is one of 6,218 National Garden Clubs with 198,595 members located in the U.S. plus 149 National Affiliate Members and 447 International Affiliate Members which carrying out projects in our communities. The National Garden Clubs enables members to meet other gardeners, to exchange ideas and to compete for awards and grants that make a difference in our neighborhoods.
The Wisconsin Garden Club Federation Annual Convention will be held May 1-3, 2011 at the Milwaukee Mariott West in Waukesha, WI. This year's theme is "Bullfrogs and Butterflies". WGCF is a not-for-profit educational organization focused on promoting and sharing the love of gardening, floral design, civic and environmental responsibility.
Wisconsin has eight garden club districts in the state including: Indianhead: St. Croix: Coulee; Wisconsin Valley; Fox River Valley; Sheboygan; Madison and Milwaukee. WGCF belongs to the Central Region of the National Garden Clubs. The Milwaukee District has 21 clubs in southeastern Wisconsin.
If you are a gardener or hope to learn more about gardening, I invite you to check to see if there is a garden club in your neighborhood. Or we can assist you to start your own. Contact us and learn how you can become a valued member of this organization.