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
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 email@example.com. You may send donations to the Ceres Garden Club at P.O. Box 282, Ceres, CA 95307.