I’m not doing much gardening this year — mostly watering; so, with this article I’ve decided to review and update facts about garden club.
The first garden club in America was founded in January 1891 by The Ladies’ Garden Club of Athens, Georgia. On May 1, 1929, thirteen states became charter members of National Garden Clubs, Inc. at an organizational meeting in Washington, D.C. Since then Garden Club has grown to all 50 states and the District of Columbia with more than 200,000 members. Garden Club has 70 affiliates within the US and 300 international affiliates.
Red Bluff Garden Club, Inc. was chartered in 1955. We are a registered 501(c)3. Currently we have 52 paid members from Corning, Cottonwood, Gerber, the Dairyville area, Los Molinos, and Red Bluff. We also have two contributing members from Antioch and Washington state, both of whom came in for our annual Plant Sale back in May — yay Vickie and Dale.
Our annual dues are still $25. Meetings are the last Tuesday of the month, excluding June, July and December, in the Fellowship Hall at the United Methodist Church on David Avenue, starting at 12:30 p.m. Come join us.
Red Bluff Garden Club recurring projects and activities include:
An Arbor Day event — planting a tree somewhere in Tehama County.
Our Scholarship Christmas Boutique & Greens Sale. No sale last year due to COVID, but this year save the dates of Dec. 8-11.
Community Enhancement projects at Cone-Kimball Plaza and the Tehama Museum.