|Issaquah Garden Club||Beautifying the local environment|
We are a non-profit, all-volunteer organization and follow National Garden Club Objectives on a local level:
Amateur Horticulture & Floral Designs - encourage members in the study and practice of horticulture and design.
Civic Development - make permanent improvements for public benefit, e.g., landscape public buildings.
Conservation - assist in projects to conserve Natural Resources (watershed, erosion control, re-forestation, wildlife, nature study, birds, butterflies, pollution, trees, etc.).
Conservation Teachers Scholarships - provide scholarships for teachers interested in advanced training in environmental fields; administered by the WSFGC with the assistance of the US Forest Service and the Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education.
Education - provide workshops/programs on horticulture, flower arranging, conservation, landscaping, etc.
Environmental Awareness - encourage clean air, water and land through proper use and disposal of toxic products, landscaping for air purification and noise control.
Active: garden related activities with handicapped and/or institutionalized individuals; and
Sedentary: centerpieces, etc. made for such groups.
Litter, Reclamation & Recycling - promote recycling of home and yard waste; and prevention and control of litter.
Operation Wildflower - work with Bellevue Botanical Garden to maintain its wildflower/native plants garden.
Scholarships - provide scholarships for young people planning to become horticulturists, landscape designers, forest rangers, botanists, etc.
World Gardening - club may contribute to CARE, Heifer Project International (HP) or Plant a Row for the Hungry.