Programs We Support

2017 – 2018 Donations


Christmas in the Park $ 75
We purchase a tree for the club to decorate and display at Christmas in the Park, an annual San Jose holiday tradition that transforms the Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park into a holiday fantasy.

Guadalupe River Conservancy $ 50
We adopted Rose Bastei N-12-20 in the Guadalupe River Park. This pays for the maintenance.

La Mesa Verde Home Garden Project $2,000
This San Jose urban gardening project sponsored by Sacred Heart Community Service assists low-income, working poor, and the long-term unemployed residents of San Jose to grow organic vegetables in their backyards. We also donate used garden tools, hoses, and garden pots.

Loaves and Fishes Kitchen Garden $1,000
This San Jose non-profit organization provides free hot and nutritious meals in a dignified, caring, and safe environment.

Our City Forest $1,000
This Silicon Valley non-profit provides trees for home parking strips, front and back yards and teaches schools and communities what they need to know about growing and caring for an urban forest.

Sempervirens Fund $ 25
This non-profit is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of redwood trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Our club dedicated a redwood tree in Big Basin.

Veggielution Community Farm $1,000
This San Jose non-profit supplies fresh and affordable produce to families that need it most in the South Bay. Its urban farm engages the community by providing access to healthy local food, creating youth leadership opportunities, and developing creative solutions to social and environmental justice issues.

Penny Pines, California $ 136
The National Garden Club and USDA Forest Service partner to sustain our national forests through the Penny Pines Restoration Program. We collect loose change at our meeting to help plant replacement trees in a particular damaged area. Cumulatively,
our club has donated over $2,500 to reforest the Stanisluas National Forest in California. A $68 donation supports on acre
(a plantation) consisting of approximately 350 trees.

Agricultural History Project $ 500
This project preserves, exhibits, collects and builds community awareness of the economic, cultural and ethnic aspects of agriculture in the area. Activities are designed to help visitors experience life on the farms and ranches of the central coast during the 1800s and early 1900s.

Redwood Parks Conservancy $1,000
We are helping The Grove of the Titans Project, in Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park, build an elevated walkway and viewing platform to protect the Grove from further damage to the shallow root system of the redwoods, alleviate damage to understory plants and forest floor vegetation and to reduce soil compaction.

Foothill/DeAnza Scholarship $ 500
A scholarship is given to a deserving student active in the Environmental Horticulture Department.

CGCI President’s Project – $200.00