Philanthropy

 

Proceeds from our 2019 Annual Plant Sale have been donated to the following charities:

 

Aspetuck Land Trust

Aspetuck Land Trust's mission is the preservation and conservation of open space, including farm and forest land, and the natural resources in Easton, Weston, Fairfield, & Westport, for the benefit and education of the public.

 

CT Audubon Society

The CT Audubon Society conserves CT’s environment through science-based education and advocacy focused on the state’s bird populations and habitats.  Ct Audubon Society manages 20 wildlife sanctuaries encompassing 3,300 acres of open space in CT & educating 100,000 children & adults annually.

CT Audubon Society/Birdcraft Museum

CT Audubon Society/Birdcraft Museum is the first private bird sanctuary in the U.S. and a National Historic Landmark.  This 6-acre site is a refuge to attract, harbor, and feed migratory and resident birds with over 120 species recorded on its grounds.  The museum offers premier natural history education programs and events for children and adults. 

CT Backyard Beekeepers Association

The Association provides a forum for sharing knowledge & mutual interests in beekeeping, & to educate & promote the benefits of beekeeping to the public.

CT Farmland Trust

Founded in 2002 with a mission to protect as much of Connecticut’s vanishing farmland as possible.  CFT has saved 41 family farms & over 3,000 acres of farmland.

Earthplace

Earthplace is committed to building passion and respect for the natural world and a more sustainable future for our community.

 

Earthplace, Harbor Watch

The Harbor Watch's mission is to improve water quality and ecosystem health in CT.

Emerge, Inc. (Veg Garden Project)

Emerge's mission is to inspire women and children, who are homeless survivors of domestic violence, to transform their lives by providing safe housing and support services

Fairfield Christmas Tree Festival

Proceeds support Camp HOPE, a summer camp & year-long mentoring program for ages 7-17 whose lives have been adversely impacted by the trauma of domestic or sexual violence.

Federated - Garden Therapy

iGarden Therapy is geared to those with developmental disabilities, dementia, vision and hearing impairment, physical limitations and more. Rhythmic tasks like planting, weeding and harvesting are stress-relieving, provide a sense of accomplishment, promote social connection through teamwork, and facilitate a good night's sleep.  

Federated- Scholarship Fund

Since 1982, the Federated Garden Clubs of CT awards scholarships to CT students majoring in one of the following fields:  Agronomy, Botany, City Planning, Conservation, Environmental Studies, Horticulture, Forestry, Horticulture, Land Management, Landscape Design, Plant Pathology, or allied subject. 

  

STAR, Inc

STAR, Inc serves individuals of all ages who have developmental disabilities and provides support services to their families.  Star’s goal is the inclusion of all individuals with disabilities in their community.