Fort Orange Garden Club
Member of The Garden Club of America
President's Welcome Message
Welcome to the Fort Orange Garden Club website! We have created this site to encourage the love of gardening, to bring you best practices for the backyard gardener and to introduce you to the many facets of Fort Orange Garden Club.Read More
The first issue of Garden Dirt has arrived! Thank you to Carolyn Martel & Susie O'Connor for their fantastic ideas & execution.Read More
Recently Fort Orange Garden Club Members were approached by the board of a local nonprofit organization, known as RISSE, located in Albany whose primary mission is to help refugees from impoverished and war-torn countries transition to successful lives in their adopted country. Their services include teaching English as a second Language, preparation for citizenship, and workshops on life skills as part of adaptation to an unfamiliar culture.Read More
FOGC has an on-going project of providing decorative flower arrangements for 6 containers provided by the Institute. This year the committee agreed to a request from the Institute for help in trimming a Christmas tree for their annual Home for the Holidays event. Our Affiliate Members have agreed to undertake the project and a liaison between the Affiliates and the Project Committee was appointed.
FOGC has an ongoing project involving the cleanup of litter on a two mile stretch of Route 9 in Loudonville. Every few months members don safety vests and spend the better part of a morning picking up trash along the roadway. It is an important community project and volunteers are always needed.
Author Gail Welter writes about her visit to the Pruyn House, and FOGC members get a mention!
From May through October FOGC maintains three public gardens at the Pruyn House on Old Niskayuna Road in Latham, NY. Gardens are prepped, planted and weeded weekly by members. Cuttings are taken for 16 arrangements decorating the rooms of the Pruyn House. This, too, is the work of FOGC volunteers.Read More
February 27-March 2, 2017
Report to Fort Orange Garden Club May 9, 2017
submitted by Ellen DePan and Kathy Harter