Blue Star & Gold Star Families Memorials

The Blue Star & Gold Star Families Memorials Program honors all U.S. servicemen and servicewomen and beautifies public settings. The Blue Star became an icon in World War II and was seen on flags and banners in homes for sons and daughters away at war, as well as in churches and businesses.

Since the program's inception in 1944, garden clubs have dedicated nearly 3,000 markers along U.S. highways and at national cemeteries, parks and government facilities. Click here for more information.


Plant Together Community Garden Project

Make a date to plan and implement a PLANT TOGETHER

PROJECT.  Put it on your calendar NOW…. decide on what your PLANT TOGETHER PROJECT might be in your community with your Garden Club members . Reach out, involve and work with other groups. Complete your project any time this year.  Click for more information.



Grants to Beautify and Restore

A new grant program for club projects, Grants to Beautify & Restore, has been established by the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. to provide financial support for clubs to restore gardens that have been damaged by natural disasters within Virginia or to beautify areas within communities.  Priority will be given to natural disaster restoration projects.  

A garden club or clubs may apply for funds to help replant, restore and beautify a public area that has been damaged or destroyed by a natural disaster, such as hurricanes, tornadoes, ice storms, floods, fires, etc.  The restoration project is to be sponsored by a VFGC member garden club.  The scope of these programs may include replacing plants and trees, clean-up, mulching and replanting expenses.  Grants may also be used by clubs to beautify public areas and roadsides in their communities.

All VFGC clubs are encouraged to apply for a one-year grant up to $1000 for the purpose of restoring gardens or community beautification.  Click for more information.

                                                 

Youth Project Grants

The “Keys to the Future” Youth Project Grants Program, with a simple application procedure, is for new or existing youth-centered programs. 

All VFGC clubs are encouraged to apply for a one-year grant up to $1000 for the purpose of helping youth realize the rewards and life lessons from gardens and habitats for becoming good stewards of the earth.  The scope of these programs may include benefits to the community, environmental awareness/education, plant-to-food connections, outdoor classroom projects, horticulture education, and the social aspects of gardening. Click for more information.


Dogwood Society

Be a Virginia "Giving Club"!   Just as the dogwood bloom has four petals, the Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs has FOUR Virginia Funds. 

Clubs/individuals/districts giving to the FOUR Virginia funds each year (June 1 - May 31) will be recognized as members of the Dogwood Society – Blue Star Memorial, Youth Project Grants, Grants to Beautify and Restore, and Scholarship.  (Note: Giving VFGC Life Membership/Book of Honor counts as donation to Scholarship)

Dogwood Society Contribution Form - WORD or PDF


Bloomin’ Bucks Program

Order bulbs from Brent and Becky’s Bulbs and 25% of the sale will be donated to Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs.

It’s simple:

  1. 1.Go to www.bloominbucks.com

  2. 2.Select Virginia Federation of Garden Clubs from the organization drop down list

  3. 3.Purchase any item on their website

  4. 4.Brent and Becky’s Bulbs will send a percentage of your sale to VFGC.

Begin your shopping now by clicking on the link below:

          
 

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