the official Deep South Butterfly - The Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
Reprint with the permission of Anne Leonard, photographer.
DEEP SOUTH UNIFIED REGIONAL PROJECT
to the website of Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc., (DSGC). Here,
we hope you, as a garden club member, will find information
that will make your garden club experience a more meaningful
one. We have provided contact information for our officers
and chairmen so you can find help for any questions you may
have concerning garden club matters. If you are a visitor
to our website and are interested in joining a garden club
or are seeking information about gardening we welcome your
The six member states of the National Garden Clubs Inc. (NGC)
that comprise the DSGC are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana,
Mississippi and Tennessee. We are a diverse area geographically,
but we share a love for gardening, for conserving and protecting
our natural resources, as well as wildlife and habitats, for
beautifying our communities and for sharing what we learn
with others. We serve as a conduit for information between
our national organization (NGC) and our member states. We
have recently undergone some changes and are now an independent
financial entity with our own 501 (c) )3) nonprofit status.
Although now financially independent, our goals and objectives
remain consistent with those of NGC.
The theme of NGC President Nancy Hargroves is: “Plant America”.
She invited the regional directors to reflect this theme in
each of our own themes as we begin our two year term under
her leadership. I have chosen as my theme: “Plant America,
Southern Style”. I have asked members of DSGC to emphasize
planting native plants and to continue the implementation
and maintenance of community gardens as their projects. There
is much diversity for member clubs in selecting their projects
under these broad topics and I look forward to seeing how
resourceful our members can be as they make plans and carry
out their various gardening ventures.
beautiful website will be updated regularly. Here you will
find issues of our newsletter, Deep South Matters and the
NGC newsletter KIT - Keeping in Touch. There is also a listing
of Officers and Chairmen of DSGC, forms and applications and
other useful information. On the “Members Only” section there
are our Bylaws which are currently being revised, along with
DSR Policies and the DSR Council Directory.
I wish to thank all those who have agreed to serve on the
Deep South Garden Clubs Council. We had an outstanding two
years under Carol Bullard’s leadership and working together
we will continue to accomplish great things.
There is nothing like a
garden for making you feel small. There you are, right in
the middle of the greatest miracle of all—a world of growing
things. Geoff Hamilton
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