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Barbara Campbell

Landscaping Using Native Plants & Edibles

   Lynne Arnold

Habitat for Humanity Landscaping

Peggy Tucker

Historic Landscape Preservation

LaMar Merrill

PLANT AMERICA - Landscape for Wildlife

Barbara Campbell


Habitat for Humanity (H4H) started 1976 with Former President Jimmy Carter in Georgia. Former President Carter was very active in H4H until recently when his health started to decline.

In 1999, a partnership was formed between National Garden Clubs, Inc. and Habitat for Humanity. The mission of H4H is to eliminate poverty housing from the face of the earth. NGC’s goal is to encourage local garden clubs to share their expertise in gardening and landscaping with the owners of Habitat homes. In the past local businesses have provided materials to encourage beautification of the properties.

Habitat for Humanity Garden’s philosophy is that no commitment, physical or monetary, is too small. All contributions whether manual labor, monetary or materials will be acknowledged and greatly appreciated.

The emphasis of this program is on enhancing the environment by landscaping H4H homes with hearty native plants, trees and flowers. We wish to also attract butterflies and other pollinators with these projects. Our goal at NGC is participation in all states and across the nation.

For more information, contact Peggy TuckerHabitat for Humanity Chairman

Our world has been impacted by those who have come before us and lead the way. Early landscape design through the centuries has embellished the homes or properties they surround and been a source of pride. They have utilized plants that perform well in their own environment as well as carry on species that have been used in centuries past. There is nothing like the smell of old fashioned roses preserved from a long lost garden.

The Historic Landscape Preservation Committee will assist in identifying Historic Landscape gardens throughout the Americas, and identifying those that we should visit and support. We can  identify landscapes that need assistance to be  returned to their former glory through participation of National Garden Club Members.

LaMar Merrill

Historic Landscape Preservation Chairman