Program Description

National Garden Club, Inc.’s partnership with The Ames Companies, Inc. (the largest manufacturer of garden tools in the U.S.) began in 2014. For 2018, The Ames Companies generously agreed to extend its in-kind grant program and set aside $5,000 in garden tools available for local community gardening projects performed or supported by NGC local member clubs. The tool selection was expanded to include tools for kids and a group of lighter weight and mid-sized tools which may be helpful in garden therapy projects.

Ames Tool Grant Program Recipients

Congratulations to the 24 garden clubs, located in 16 states, that will soon be receiving tools for their many worthwhile projects. Ames Tools will be used to dig, rake and care for therapy gardens, historic gardens, gardens to produce food for their communities, and many other types of projects. In total, 331 tools in an amount of $4,998.21 will be distributed to the 24 local garden clubs in 16 states. NGC is pleased to partner with The Ames Companies to support our clubs in their community gardening projects.

Name of Garden ClubState
Greater Eagle River GCAK
Camden Garden ClubAR
Garden Club of NewtownCT
Simsbury Garden ClubCT
Garden Club of Ft. PierceFL
Hobart Garden ClubIN
Green-Walled Garden ClubMD
Meridian Garden Club, Inc.MI
Touch the Earth Garden ClubMI
Tri-Cities Garden Club, Inc.MI
Lake BloomersMO
Chester Garden ClubMT
Woodbridge Garden ClubNJ
Lyndhurst Garden ClubOH
Westerville Garden ClubOH
Milford Garden ClubPA
Pottstown Area Garden ClubPA
Shaler Garden ClubPA
Southern Butler County Garden ClubPA
Bristol Garden ClubRI
Garden Club of AikenSC
Pickens Garden ClubSC
Eastside Garden ClubTN
Sugar River GardenersWI

Winners are currently being notified.
Nancy Lambert Fulk, Ames Tool Grant Manager, NGC