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Ceres Garden Club

Did You Know about the Garden Club's Penny Pines Program?

The National Garden Club and the USDA Forest Service have formed a partnership sustaining our national and urban forests through this reforestation/forest education program.

At a local level, the Ceres Garden Club participates in a meaningful and practical conservation project by contributing $68.00 to a Penny Pine plantation as part of the costs of replanting trees to a
particular damaged area, whether by fire or other natural catastrophe.

Under a conservation agreement, the forest service does the planting, using the Club's raised donations together with Federal funds, and provide to the plantation the same protection from fires, insects, and disease given other forested areas. The plantations are a part of the regular National Forest reforestation program planted on burned-over and brush-covered areas which are potentially productive timberlands. Planting sites are selected by the supervisor of each National Forest, however the Club may designate a specific State they wish to have benefit from this contribution.  These plantations provide soil protection, watershed protection, soil stabilization, future harvestable timber, as well as beauty and shade for recreation.

State regions, districts, clubs and/or individuals may participate in this program by donating in multiples of $68. A $68 donation may be made in honor or in memory of ONE individual, organization or theme.

If you would like to make a donation to the Ceres Garden Club, in any amount, to help replant our forest that was devastated earlier this year by the Rim Fires, please contact the Garden Club at (209)-402-2351 or email ceresgardenclub@yahoo.com. You may send donations to the Ceres Garden Club at P.O. Box 282, Ceres, CA 95307.


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