Projects & ACTIVITIES
We have a number of events, including lectures, workshops, tours and field trips. We also offer the opportunity for community involvement and civic beautification as well as scholarships. Join us!
Rose Study Group
Fallbrook Garden Club’s Rose Study is dedicated to learning about, caring for, and enjoying the queen of the garden - the rose. Talks, classes and hands-on workshops are hosted at a member’s home.
CACTI & SUCCULENTS WORKSHOPS
This group conducts workshops and field trips for those in the Garden Club interested in cacti and succulents. Workshops consist of using succulents for home and garden décor. Each year the group creates decorated pumpkins to be distributed to local house-bound persons in cooperation with the Sheriff’s Senior Volunteer Patrol. Field trips can be to special sales of the San Diego Cactus and Succulent Society or special gardens or nurseries.
HERB STUDY GROUP
Learning all about the origins and benefits of herbs is just part of what the Herb Study Group has to offer. In addition, members discover how herbs are used in cooking, medicinally, and in the garden for their aroma, as pollinators and insect inhibitors.
GARDEN ART WORKSHOP
JOIN US AT OUR NEXT MEETING!
Fallbrook Community Center, 341 Heald Lane, Fallbrook
Meetings are held on the last Tuesday of each month from September through June except December. Please join us at our next meeting once we know when we can have them again! Visitors are welcome. Our agenda is as follows:
12:30 Social Time & Refreshments
1:00 Business Meeting
The public is welcome to attend. We hope to see you again soon!
Club Projects & Activities
COFFEE IN THE GARDEN: Individual members open their gardens for informal tours by Club members. The Club provides light refreshments.
NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION: The Board hosts a social event to welcome and acquaint new and prospective members with Club activities and volunteer opportunities.
STUDY GROUPS & WORKSHOPS: Informal, hands-on sessions that enable members to increase their knowledge of horticulture, floral design, wildlife, and other garden-related topics.
TOURS & FIELD TRIPS: Periodic visits to public or private gardens, nurseries or other garden-related facilities throughout the area provide the opportunity to visit exotic and interesting venues and further members' knowledge of horticulture, landscaping, commercial agriculture or wildlife.
ADOPT-A-ROAD: The Club has adopted two streets to keep clear of trash, McDonald Road and Gum Tree Lane. Volunteer crews of ten to twelve members work one day on alternate months or as needed.
LIVE OAK PARK GARDENERS: Volunteer crews of four to eight members work one day per month tending to the native plants garden.
SEASONAL SPLENDORS: The Club provides landscaping support and seasonal flowers that members place in large permanent containers located at the entrance to the Fallbrook Senior Center.
LIBRARY GARDENS: Volunteers work one or two days per month tending to the container plantings located in the two outdoor patios at the Fallbrook Library.
MEMORIAL DAY FLOWERS: Members contribute flowers and arrange bouquets on Memorial Day morning. More than one hundred bouquets are created and taken to the Masonic Cemetery and made available for visitors to place on graves.
FOOD BANK LANDSCAPING: The Club provided plants and design. Food Bank volunteers did the irrigation and planting.
ARTS IN THE PARK: Hosting a booth at the annual children’s festival.
FLOWER SHOW: A flower show is held in April in even numbered years (alternating with the garden tour). All members participate in set up/clean up and/or entering exhibits. Nonmembers are encouraged to enter flowers and designs for exhibit and competition. The event is the Club's "gift" to the community.
GARDEN TOUR: In odd numbered years (alternating with the flower show) a tour of private home gardens in the Fallbrook area is arranged by the Club. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund, community service efforts, and the general fund.
NATIONAL GARDEN WEEK (1st week in June): Members promote observance of the week in June and bring public attention to garden clubs and gardening through specially planned activities.
PENNY PINES: California Garden Clubs, Inc., (‘CGCI’) adopted Penny Pines as a state project in 1957 and FGC joined the program in the 1960s. Pocket change is collected from members at the General Meetings. When the minimum of $68.00 is collected, it will be used to purchase seedlings for 1 acre of cedar, fir, redwood, oak, and various pine varieties for restoration work in Cleveland National Forest, San Diego County.
SCHOLARSHIPS: Memorial donations and club fundraising projects support scholarships for students currently enrolled in local area schools pursuing degrees in horticultural or agricultural related fields of study. Donations may also be made to local school garden programs.
YANA (Sheriff's Volunteer Program): Members create beautiful succulent topped pumpkins for the fall season for shut-ins in the community. The gifts are distributed by the Senior Volunteer Patrol.
Ways & Means
BIRTHDAY RAFFLE: Each member is asked to donate a plant or garden-related item for the raffle at General Meetings held during their birthday month.
GREEN THUMB TABLE: Plants, bulbs, seeds, and produce donated by members are sold at General Meetings.
PLANT SALE & RAFFLE: Plants and garden-related items donated by members and local merchants are sold and/or raffled at each of the biennial Flower Show and Garden Tours. Proceeds help defray cost of the flower show, benefit community projects, and scholarships funds.
Of Special Note
In 1994 the club placed a Blue Star Byway Marker in the Village Square (just behind the flag pole) in the center of the Fallbrook Veterans Honor Roll Wall. The Blue Star Byway Marker is one of 16 memorials and markers in San Diego County. For information on the Blue & Gold Star Memorial program go to http://californiagardenclubs.com/sites/default/files/Projects/BlueStarPage.pdf