"Plant Tennessee with Seeds of Kindness
Theme for 2017-2019

Cindy Hintz, President

Keep America Beautiful’s National Planting Day, a fall initiative of the Great American Cleanup, is a national call to action designed to mobilize Americans to support local ecosystems by planting native species.

Saturday, September 9,2017

National Planting Day celebrates the critical nature of native plants and trees in enhancing biodiversity and rebuilding ecosystems. Beautiful public places transcend aesthetic appeal to positively impact the lives of area residents, visitors, businesses and institutions. Green spaces restore our communities, helping to make them more environmentally healthy, socially connected, and economically sound.

With a national focus on the first Saturday after Labor Day each September and community-based activities happening throughout the month, Keep America Beautiful is asking National Planting Day participants to celebrate the theme of "Keep America Bee-utiful" by focusing their efforts on planting pollinators, in addition to native species. In collaboration with dozens of conservation and gardening organizations nationwide,



Gardens Clubs collect your cans!

Take them to the recycling center.
Get a weight ticket.
(If you leave your cans curbside, 34 cans make 1 lb.)

Make a copy of the ticket.
Turn it in to your District Director.

Since it is important to include our Youth in our projects, please include them in the recycling process.

Along with your tickets, include a total count for all Youth involved.

Both totals will be averaged to determine a winner.

The District Directors will turn in the tickets to Debbie Shaver on October 4, 2017, at Conservation Camp.

The Cumberland Trail will receive a donation of $25 in honor of the winning District.

A new recycling challenge will be announced at Conservation Camp.

A Fact Sheet will be included with each contest to share with your clubs and the public about the importance of recycling.

Thanks and let’s RECYCLE

Debbie Shaver
TFGC Litter/Recycling/Waste Management Chairman

District IV FS Symposium

NGC Flower Show Symposium 
November 6-7, 2017
Ivan Racheff House and Gardens

Design Instructor: Claudia Bates
Low Profile and Armature Designs

Horticulture Instructor: Sue Kirkman
Botanical Arts - Horticulture
Hanging Gardens and Succulents