National Garden Clubs | Outreach: Habitat For Humanity

Habitat for Humanity Landscaping

In May 1999, a partnership was formed between National Garden Clubs, Inc and Habitat for Humanity.  HFH's mission is to eliminate poverty housing from the face of the earth.  NGC's goal is to encourage garden clus across the nation to participate in the landscaping of HFH homes.  The theme of this project is "Open Your Heart and Hands," and the philosophy is that no commitment - physical or monetary - is too small.  All endeavors and contributions will be gratefully acknowledged.

A direct line of communication has been put in place for one-on-one networking between HFH Affiliates and garden club representatives.  The more than 1,500 HFH Affiliates have been made aware of the NGC and HFH partnership. A list of HFH Affiliates by State is available from the HFH Chairman.

Emphasis is on enhancing the environment by landscaping HFH homes, landscaping with hearty native trees, shrubs and plants that also attract butterflies.  It is the hope of NGC to have the community, both adult and young gardeners, involved in this very worthy project.  NGC's goal is 100% participation, in some manner across the nation.

For more information, contact:
Judy Sheets, NGC Habitat for Humanity Landscaping Chairman