The Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. serves and supports our community through education, conservation, horticulture and landscape design.
Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. was organized in 1937 to operate as a nonprofit solely for the benevolent, charitable, scientific and educational purposes conducive to the well being of the community and useful to the public. Our purpose is to aid in the protection and conservation of beauty and the natural resources of the state, furthering education in horticulture, conservation and landscape design through gift scholarships and grants. Four different courses are offered to the public to aid in the education of Gardening Study, Landscape Design, Environmental Studies and Flower Design. Members have worked closely with the USDA Forest Service in Colorado on several planting and education projects including Operation Wildflower and Penny Pines. CFGC was instrumental in the protection of the mountain Fens through state-wide education and publicity. We have provided Teacher Scholarships for environmental education through the Soil Conservation Agency and were heavily involved financially and personally with the Grow With the Platte initiative.+
"The preserving of historic landscapes, community beautification, and resources managed is an awsome job, I am so glad I learned more about it so that I could become and have a better understanding of my responsibilities as a Gardening Citizen." Joy, Garden Club Member, Landscape Design School attendee
"I never knew there was so much involved in our Parks and Recreation Dept., when they have to be responsible for that aspect of our community.", Barb, Garden Club Member, Landscape Design School attendee
"Once you're aware of what it is that you do, and realize that you can actually make a difference, then anyone can be a solution to the problem." Environmental Studies School attendee
Because of this class, I would be more interested in attending city council meetings; to think of ways that I could....have a positive effect in my community, and not just in my neighborhood, but in other neighborhoods and in the city....and hopefully it makes an effect state-wide." Sunny - an Environmental Studies School student
"You can go home and put into practice what you learned today. You can actually make a difference right away." Another ESS
It is important to have an awareness of our resources, awareness of particularly Colorado's resources and how to best conserve and preserve them for future generations. I think probably the most important thing is that the school promotes an awareness that maybe you wouldn't otherwise get through other media sources because we have experts who come in and talk to us - they have a pulse on what's going on state-wide." Doris - Certified Environmental Consultant, completed the Environmental Studies School