Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation (AHLF) Community Membership
Club Chair: Mary H
Improvement of this natural resource in the community is our primary goal. Our garden club members volunteer to weed, deadhead and prune all the native plants throughout the property. The lagoon director springs us into action before their educational seminars and community festivities TBASee *pictures below.
The Club sustains a community membership in AHLF by donating $250 to help sustain their goals to protect native birds and plants. The donation also allows AHLF to put on educational events for Carlsbad school children.
On World Water Day, members of the club set up a site and worked with the children who attended this event.
Petals for Patriots
Club Chair: Maxine
We are one of five North County Garden Clubs that bring floral arrangements to the Wounded Warriors cared for at Camp Pendleton every month. The Clubs are assigned for 2 months in a row based on a pattern developed by the original founder, our member, Ellen McGrath-Thorpe. Dos Gringos, a local flower wholesaler, donates the flowers.
This garden club year our turn will be in November and December, 2017.
Pennies for Pines
Club Chair: Ellen
Donations are collected at every Club meeting for this California Garden Clubs’ conservation project started in 1941. The project restores national forests devastated by wildfires, disease and insect infestation. We have designated our contributions to go to theCleveland National Forest. $68 creates an acre of seedlings. Reflecting current concerns for potential fire hazards, instead of pines, the seedlings will now be for native plants.
Community Educational Outreach
The teachers of the bilingual after school program held in the Carlsbad Library requested a workshop. We brought pots so that each student who participated had the same pot and all of the clippings were provided by members. Several members came along to provide one-on-one help. We all had a great time. See pictures below.***'
We are open to doing more of these workshops.
* Shown working hard at the Discovery Center: Sharon K-L, Linda S, Mary H(Chair) and Patrice.
** Several members of the Club rallied to participate in the World Water Festival. Sue K-C organized an exhibit to entertain and educate the children who came. A fun day for all!
We plan to participate in World Water Day on 2015..
*** Members of the Club came together to help show some adolescents who participate in the Afterschool Bilingual Program how to make succulent container gardens. We provided pots so that they would all be the same, and lots of cuttings from our own gardens. President Sharon K-L who organized this event donated the proper soil. The others who came were Anne, Susan O, Maxine, Mary T and Ellen McGrath-Thorpe.
The above were all found in THE WATERMARK, Spring 2015 issue produced by the Agua Hedionda Foundation. The Carlsbad Garden Club has been a "Community Member" for years supporting them financially and as you can see from above, Members help maintain the Discovery Center on a monthly basis. After we participated in the World Water Festival Day in 2013, we looked forward to be involved again. This time we were invited to hold a plant sale which we did. (see photo in Current History section). Our "leftover" plants were bought by Director Lisa Rodman to be used in the "Living Wall".
The Carlsbad Garden Club is a 501(c)3 Club #CO776898, and our FEIN is #77-0720491
All donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.