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Venice Area Garden Club History/Mission Statement
club has grown since founded in 1957 with 25 members who met twice a
month in their homes. We currently have over 100 members and meet
monthly from October to June.
original object of the club was to develop the members knowledge of
Florida gardening and to aid in the protection of forests, wild flowers
and birds. We have grown into a club that has many interests with
a great emphasis on community involvement.
these early years the focus was, and still is, on civic beautification,
which started in 1976 with a donation of $8,000 towards landscaping the
Civic Center on Barcelona Avenue.
Home Tour was started in 1989 which funds our Annual Scholarship
Program. College scholarships are awarded to Venice High School
graduates; SEEK (Save the Earth’s Environment thru Knowledge) for
students in grades 10, 11 & 12; Wekiva Youth Camp for students in
grades 1 thru 8.
with helping to beautify our community, we continue to educate and
encourage member involvement, in not only horticultural and floral
design, but all aspects and issues relating to the environment, nature,
our community and this world we live in.
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