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April is PLANT AMERICA Month

by Peggy Riccio, NGC Blog Administrator
March 27, 2022

April is around the corner and Mary Warshauer, current president of the National Garden Clubs, has signed a proclamation declaring April to be “Plant America Month.” As we members know, the National Garden Clubs’ mission is to provide education, resources, and national networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility and to share these resources within their own communities. The theme Plant America embodies the mission statement. The NGC Board of Directors picked April as the month for Plant America for several reasons.

  • Friday, the 22nd, is the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day, which recognizes and celebrates the birth of the global environmental education and stewardship movement grown out of an awareness of our impacts on the local and worldwide communities.
  • Tuesday, the 26th, is the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted, renowned conservationist and landscape architect credited with having created public parks providing city dwellers “a sense of enlarged freedom,” being restorative in nature and connecting communities.
  • Friday, the 29th is the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day, which recognizes and celebrates the critical role of trees in the earth’s environment and in creating healthier, safer, and more connected communities.
  • Furthermore, the world has endured a pandemic where so many members of our communities have sought refuge and taken solace, hope and sustenance in their gardens.

The Board of Directors wanted to acknowledge and celebrate the importance and confluence of these events and have declared April 2022 as Plant America Month. Over the next few weeks, you will see blog articles celebrating this proclamation. For a downloadable poster and the proclamation visit the NGC website.


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