Garden clubs celebrate National Garden Week
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Garden Week
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National Garden Club Inc. has designated the first week in June as National Garden Week. The St. Louis-based organization is the largest volunteer organization in the world with nearly 200,000 members.

National Garden Week is a time to acknowledge the importance of gardening and the contributions of gardeners.

During the annual event, garden clubs in America and around the world will work to educate and promote gardening — encouraging everyone to get involved in gardening.

Linda Nelson, the newly elected president of National Garden Club Inc. has the theme, “Making a World of Difference, Choices Matter.” Garden clubs from National down to state and local levels will work and serve communities hoping to encourage a love for gardening and a desire to conserve and protect or natural resources.

Garden clubs will participate in events such as educating youth about the importance of planting seed, caring for plants and enjoying the results of their hard work. Members will make flower arrangements, made from flowers they have grown in their gardens and place them in public places.

In support of Ann McCormick, president of the Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs Inc., garden clubs around the state are planning a variety of programs and projects to support her theme, “Dram it, Plan it, Do it.”