Club Projects


Club Projects

Garden Therapy
“Friends and Flowers Program” at The Atrium – A Senior Retirement Community (4th Tuesday of the Month)
Members guide residents in creating individual floral arrangements using the principles of design. Projects include seasonal horticulture, preparation, maintenance and design. This group meets every fourth Tuesday. Please check our Calendar, and also let the leaders know if you have any questions.

Chairpersons: Dian Woodroffe; Janine Voell

Youth Garden Club
“Go Sprouts-Tiger Patch Learning Garden”  Atlantic Highlands Elementary School (January – December)
Members assist students in maintaining raised garden beds in this outdoor classroom. This activity integrates horticulture and environmental science within the individual grade level core curriculum, including health, math, and science. The garden is utilized and maintained by the students, teachers, family members, community members and club members. Students eat what they grow and the excess is donated to a local food pantry.

(Click here for a view of that talk – go to the bottom of the page)

Chairpersons: Laurie Brekke, Hope Hanlon

Civic Projects
Red Bank Sidewalk Planters (June-October) –
Members perform weekly care and maintenance of the Beautification Planters located throughout Downtown Red Bank in conjunction with the Red Bank River Center Organization.

Chairperson: Yoko Ikura

The Betty Jean & Karl Meyer Art & Nature Trail – Betty Jean Meyer, of The Navesink Garden Club and Friends of the Monmouth Museum, has provided the Monmouth Museum with a grant to assist in the creation of an area for visitors to experience art and nature in a natural setting. This is a collaborative effort involving Brookdale Community College, The Monmouth Museum, and the Navesink Garden Club.

Chairperson: Pam Marhan, April Qin

Club Scholarship
NGC/Mary Cain Scholarship Award (Granted in June) –
The Club offers a scholarship annually to a Brookdale Community College student who is pursuing a degree in horticulture, landscape design, agriculture or environmentally related field. The Scholarship is sponsored and funded by the Navesink Garden Club and the Mary Cain Scholarship Fund bequest.

Chairperson – Kathy Pojawa

Epiphany House – Members provide floral material and supplies and assist in the creation of a horticultural gift in this hands-on workshop for the women in a life skills program.

Chairperson: Pam Marhan

Camp Happiness – This is a center for visually impaired adults. Our goal is to interact with clients through activities related to gardening.

Chairperson:  Laurie Brekke, Hope Hanlon

Design – Our Design Chair is the member who encourages members to create floral designs, utilizing the National Garden Club’s “Design Study Lesson Plans.”

Chairperson: Marina Kerber

HorticulturePlant and Seed Exchange/Garden Tour – (October & May)
Members tour each others’ gardens, combined with an informative plant/seed exchange of native and ornamental horticultural specimens. Many of the plants are from our own gardens, making this event special. Members can choose a new plant to learn about and grow on their own. Please check the Calendar for dates.

Chairperson: Gotti Kelley

Club & Community Outreach – Members provide support to other members who cannot attend meetings due to illness/hardship, through cards, flowers visits, rides, etc. Club Outreach also initiates phone contact of important information to members who do not have computer access.

Chairperson – Ronnie Joy Lander

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