Garden Club News
NATURE DETECTIVES COMING SOON !
NATURE DETECTIVES Workshop Coming to Dade City
The Dade City Garden Club is proud to announce that the popular and educational Nature Detectives workshop for kids ages 6-12yrs old will be presented at the Hugh Embry Library meeting room, Dade City, on June 7th at 11am. We will study the amazing butterfly this summer and a different pollinator next year. These STEM workshops, which have won State-level Garden Club awards and have also been recognized by the American Library Association, are an opportunity for children to learn all about butterflies as pollinators with hands-on activities, free gardening goodies to take home, and books to check out from the Library. Created by members of the St Augustine Garden Club, the program will be presented by members of the Dade City Garden Club in cooperation with the Library and the Pasco Extension Office.
Space and materials are limited, so please register at the Hugh Embry Library at14215 4th St. in Dade City to reserve your spot!
Florida Conservation Coalition
The Dade City Garden Club is an Affiliat Member of the Florida Conservation Coalition. The Coalition is a newly formed bipnartisan group devoted to protecting and conserving Florida’s land, fish and wildlife and water resources that are essential to the well-being and quality of life of the residents of this state, and for its long-term economic prosperity. The group is chaired by Bob Graham, Former Governor of Florida and U.S. Senator and Nathaniel Pryor Reed, Co-Chair, who is Former Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Former Chairman SFWMD, Founder and Chairman Emeritus 1000 Friends of Florida. The Dade City Garden Club supports the goals of FCC.
The Florida Conservation Coalition
emphasizes the following priorities:
1/Restoring reasonable funding for Florida’s regional water management districts to provide for water quality protection, adequate water supplies, flood protection, and natural resources protection
2/Funding Florida Forever including acquiring land for water resource protection.
3/Reaffirming Florida’s commitment to restore the Everglades, upon which South Florida’s water supply and quality of life depends.
4/Managing Florida’s water resources at the regional, not state level.
5/Ensuring that growth management laws and policies support sustainable use of water.
6/Promoting efficient use and conservation of water./ Opposing efforts to privatize Florida’s water
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It shall be the policy of the state to conserve and protect its natural resources and scenic beauty. Adequate provision shall be made by law for the abatement of air and water pollution and excessive and unnecessary noise and for the conservation and protection of natural resources. Article II, Section 7(a),
MEMORIAL TREE DEDICATION
Every year the Dade City Garden Club and the City of Dade City partners to plant trees donated in honor and memory of dear friends and relatives. A plaque is inscribed and placed at the base of these trees. The City waters them for 30 days. We have planted a diverse selection over the years and look forward to our next planting.
We will be planting in early January and trees should be ordered by December 10th. Trees are available in 15gal containers for $65 which includes plaque and planting. Trees are planted on City property on streets and parks. We plant crape myrtles, cedar, hollies, and oaks. All varieties are subject to availability. Special requests will be considered. Contact Debbie at:
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