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Project Dogwood Update

The December GCA Bulletin included an announcement that AGC’s Project Dogwood is one of the finalists for the GCA 2017 Founders Fund! Each fall, the Founders Fund Committee selects three finalists from civic projects proposed by clubs across the country. We are the only club in the East to be selected as a finalist. The...
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Request to Write Congressmen Regarding Land, Water Conservation Fund

To:  Members of AGC From:   Conservation/Beautification Committee Subject:   Letter to our congressmen Date:   1/18/2017 This memo is to inform you of a bill that will be going before congress this winter.  It relates to the LWCF which is Land, Water Conservation Fund.  This fund has been in existence since 1965.   It has been extremely helpful in preserving our clean...
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Middleburg Horticultural Symposium on Feb. 25

Middleburg Horticultural Symposium The Glorious Garden Saturday, February 25, 2017 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The Hill School 130 South Madison Street Middleburg, Virginia 20117 Sponsored by the Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club The Glorious Garden featuring Dan Hinkley, Page Dickey and Ellen Ecker Ogden. A PDF of the Symposium Brochure is attached here: flsymposium-2017brochure. Find out more about the Symposium and...
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GCV Daffodil School on April 4

GCV will be holding a Daffodil School in Hampton, VA on April 4, 2017, just prior to the GCV Daffodil Show. This is School II in the cycle of American Daffodil Society horticulture judging schools. School I was presented last year. This is the school to attend if you would like to become a daffodil...
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Home Energy Assessment Opportunity

The GCV Conservation Forum was held at the Paramount Theater on Thursday, November 3. The topic was Wind and Solar Energy, and featured 5 fascinating and knowledgeable speakers, followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience. At the forum was a non-profit group called LEAP: which stands for Local Energy Alliance Program. They...
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GCA Seeking Nominations for the Montine McDaniel Freeman Horticulture Award

GCA is seeking nominations for the Montine McDaniel Freeman Horticulture Award. Nominations are being taken until Dec. 1.  Please contact Joie Tankard with any questions. This is the 21st Anniversary of the Freeman Horticulture Medal. The Medal honors Montine McDaniel Freeman, a member of New Orleans Town Gardeners. It was given in her honor by her son...
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Invitation to Home Gardener Day – January 16

You are invited to the Home Gardener Day on January 16, 2017 at the Founders Inn & Spa, Virginia Beach. Please see http://www.homegardenerday.org for details and registration information. Agenda is below: 7:30 am Registration 8:00 am Silent Auction Opens 8:30 am Welcome & Opening Remarks 8:45 am – Foodscape Revolution Brie Arthur, Garden Industry Communicator Brie has fine-tuned her signature...
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Sally James’ Presentation on the American Academy in Rome

At the October meeting of the Augusta Garden Club, Sally James gave a delightful talk about the American Academy in Rome. She went as a Visiting Scholar three times when she had sabbaticals and was there for about a month each time.  While there, she worked on Italian research projects involving narrative murals in Orvieto, doing research...
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Highlights from the 97th Board of Governors Meeting

Highlights of the 97th Board of Governors October 18-20, 2016 Virginia Beach, Virginia

  • President Nina Mustard welcomed 96 attendees to the meeting, hosted by The Princess Anne Garden Club.
  • BOG Co-chair, Susan Wight, presented a proclamation from the City of Virginia Beach, declaring October 19, 2016 as Garden Club of Virginia Day.
  • Former GCV President and...
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Plant Exchange at Oct. 26 Meeting!

Don't forget to bring something(indoor/outdoor plant/bulb/tree etc.) to the plant exchange held during our Oct. Meeting.  There will be a spot just outside the front door where you can drop off your contribution.  Following the meeting please grab something if you brought something! Joie Tankard...
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Update on WWPL Garden’s Boxwood

Boxwood blight leaves presidential library garden bare by Mike Tripp Staunton News Leader Sept. 21, 2016
Copied from: http://www.newsleader.com/story/news/local/2016/09/21/boxwood-blight-leaves-presidential-library-garden-bare/90799326/ STAUNTON — The garden is bare. The boxwoods are gone. Almost a year ago, the fungal disease known as boxwood blight wreaked havoc on the pictorial gardens of the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library. The garden closed last fall as a result. They knew...
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AGC Fundraising Opportunities

AGC Fundraising Opportunities from Nancy Kyler
Martin's Grocery "Cash for Causes" Cards Each card is $100. You use the full value of the card to shop at Martins for groceries. The Club gets a $5 donation for each card purchased. You just need to let Dana Krusz know how many you would like for this month. You pay at the...
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Staunton Parks & Rec Hosts Horticulture Fall Plant Giveaway

Horticulture Fall Plant Giveaway Date:  Thursday October 13, 2015
Pre-view plants & ticket distribution 4:45 PM. Drawing 5:00 PM
Location:  Gypsy Hill Park, at the far end of the large parking lot for the football stadium & Moxie field, near the entrance to Parks Maintenance Shop.
What will be available:  A mix of tropicals, Canna lilies, Elephant Ears, as...
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Staunton HGW Tour Presentation to GCV

Virginia Gillock recently gave a presentation to the GCV and other clubs about our club's social media and partnering efforts for the 2016 Historic Garden Week Tour. Her presentation is below. [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://augustagardenclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/HGW-2016-Final-Numbers-Presentation.mp4"][/video]...
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GCA Horticulture Committee Initiatives

New and seasoned Augusta Garden Club members, I am forwarding on to you information from the GCA in regards to their horticulture initiatives for the upcoming year. Please read the attached documents and get excited about all of the possibilities that you can participate in from the comforts of your homes in Augusta County.  Pay special...
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AGC Receives Grant from Keep Virginia Beautiful

The Augusta Garden Club has received a grant of $1,000.00 from Keep Virginia Beautiful. Annually, KVB awards “30 Grants in Thirty Days” – one for each day in the month of June. Not only did we receive the maximum amount, but we were the first to be so honored, on June 1st!
With these funds, the...
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