The Garden Club of New Jersey’s new project is well under way as we are following National Garden Clubs, Inc. President Sandra Robinson’s call to action and asking our clubs statewide to incorporate this new campaign entitled “Million Pollinator Challenge” on. The NGC has partnered with over 30 other non-profit gardening, wildlife and environmental organizations that have formed the National Pollinator Garden Network. These organizations include the Xerces Society, the National Wildlife Federation, Pollinator Partnership, Monarch Watch, Wildlife Habitat Council, Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Society of American Florists, American Horticultural Society and many more. We’re committed to reverse the decline of our pollinators across the board.
Every garden club member and garden club is encouraged to sign on to the National Pollinator Garden Network’s campaign entitled “Million Pollinator Challenge”, register your private property, community gardens, school gardens, public gardens by following these steps:
- Go to National Garden Clubs’ website: www.gardenclub.org, click on News & Events where you will find information on the “Million Pollinator Garden Challenge”. It will direct you to Pollinator Partnership’s website: www.pollinatorpartnership.org where you can click on the “SHARE” logo and register your private and public gardens on a map of the United States.
- This is a special for NGC members only (all our garden club members) through NGC’s partnership with National Wildlife Federation. Go to the National Garden Clubs’ website: http://www.gardenclub.org/, Sign in at the top where it says “login member” with a username of member, and a password of flight. That will take you to our members’ home page where you should see a Special 2015 Promotion for NGC Members to Establish a CERTIFIED WILDLIFE HABITAT and receive a quality metal sign for only $35.00 (normally a $55.00 value) plus other benefits. This promotion has been extended through December 31st, and you will find a welcome page for us on the National Wildlife Federation website.
Please join this amazing nationwide effort “to empower a million private citizens and organizations to plant pollinator gardens nationwide.”
Jeannie Geremia, GCNJ Backyard Wildlife Habitat Chair