Community

The NOTG support a variety of programs in the New Orleans area that enhance the mission of The Garden Club of America “…to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of the association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications, and to restore, improve, and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and actions in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.” Priority is given to funding for specific projects or incorporating well-defined objectives and timetables and promising public benefits. Since 1952, NOTG has contributed over $1 million to the greater New Orleans community. 

Current Contributions

In 2019, the NOTG membership approved unanimously to give financial grants to the following proposals from local civic organizations in keeping with our mission.

City Park New Orleans

New Orleans City Park

Maintenance for the Founder's Fund project

Common Ground Relief Project

Common Ground Relief Project

For restoration of 16 linear miles of LA coastline

Edible Schoolyard New Orleans

Edible Schoolyard New Orleans

To Langston Hughes Academy to rebuild the Dreamkeeper Shed and fencing structures

Grow Dat Youth Farm

Grow Dat Youth Farm

For the Eco-Campus and Biodiversity Project

Hermann-Grima Gallier Houses

Hermann-Grima/Gallier Historic Houses

For plantings in the historic courtyard and general maintenance

Louisiana Landmark Society

Louisiana Landmark Society

For repairs and renovation of a 19th c. pieux fence at the historic Pitot House

Garden Club of America

Partners for Plants

General project support

Sustaining Our Urban Landscape

Sustaining Our Urban Landscape

For the block captain program

Tulane University

Tulane Garden Library

For continuing to build the collection