Club notes: Celebrating National Garden Week
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Presidents of the local garden clubs met with Cleveland Mayor Tom Rowland, seated, who designated the week of June 1-7 as National Garden Week in Cleveland. From left, standing are Fredricka Lawson, Magnolia Garden Club, Crystal Rymer, Ocoee Garden Club, and Jackie Westfield, Aldersgate Garden Club.
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The first full week of June is designated National Garden Week by the National Garden Clubs Inc., the largest volunteer organization in the world with almost 200,000 members.

The local garden clubs — Magnolia, Ocoee and Aldersgate — along with other garden clubs in America and around the world, work to educate and promote gardening during this week with the theme, “Making a World of Difference — Choices Matter.”

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

During this time, the garden clubs participate in several projects such as educating youth in the importance of planting seed, caring for plants and enjoying the results of their work, and with seniors, who have a world of knowledge from their years of gardening. Also, as an annual tradition, flower arrangements — made with flowers grown by members in their own gardens — are placed in public places.

Mayor Tom Rowland, who has recognized the event for the week of June 2 through June 7, was honored with the presentation of a flower arrangements by the presidents of the local garden clubs — Lawson, Magnolia Garden Club; Crystal Rymer, Ocoee Garden Club; and Jackie Westfield, Aldersgate Garden Club.

“It’s a time to encourage everyone to get involved in gardening and learn to make wise choices to protect the earth’s natural resources,” said Magnolia Garden Club President Fredricka Lawson.