PLANT AMERICA seeks to inspire members to reach beyond the confines of their backyard beds and apply their ardor for gardening to broader community initiatives.
PLANT AMERICA began in 2017 under the leadership of former NGC President Nancy Hargroves. NGC’s focus on community- centered projects and efforts brings life to this PLANT AMERICA ambition. By dedicating our work to preserving ecosystems and engaging in civic beautification, we make a positive impact on our environment.
PLANT AMERICA embodies NGC’s commitment to raise awareness about environmental issues such as land restoration, water conservation, environmental science and sustainability, and access to green space such as public parks. It also promotes the love of gardening, floral design, civic, and environmental responsibility.
PLANT AMERICA projects enhance public areas, honor our veterans with Blue Star landscaping projects, educate children and adults about the joys of gardening and create pride through local, city, and county projects. NGC awards PLANT AMERICA Community Grants to member clubs for these projects.
PLANT AMERICA envisions a glowing community of not only dedicated gardeners, but also the common environmentalist and typical nature enthusiasts.
PLANT AMERICA seeks to embrace environmental challenges, and to use them as a source of inspiration for new projects and initiatives. Through innovative methods of education and communication, NGC leads our communities into a greener and cleaner future.
As former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson once said, “The environment, after all, is where we all meet, where we all have a mutual interest. It is one thing that all of us share.”