Kalamazoo Garden Council, Inc., is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization comprised of 10 area garden clubs including 200+ local gardeners. On November 29—December 1, 2018, the annual Holiday Greens Sale will be held by these clubs at the Kalamazoo County Expo Center on Lake Street in Kalamazoo.
The mission of Kalamazoo Garden Council is to provide education, resources, and networking opportunities for its members to promote the love of gardening, floral design, landscape design, and civic and environmental responsibility. Kalamazoo Garden Council members are also members of Michigan Garden Clubs, Inc., Central Region Garden Clubs, Inc., and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Many are also Master Gardeners, Landscape Design Consultants and/or belong to Kalamazoo in Bloom.
These groups provide services to our communities in a variety of ways, especially by planting and maintaining many local community gardens. The clubs and Council also financially support many regional programs and activities including the Michigan trail organizations, such as the Kal Haven Trail and West Michigan Trail Coalition, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, and other Southwest Michigan nature centers, conservatories, preserves, botanic gardens, and arboretums. Our clubs provide thousands of volunteer hours and dollars to these groups. Kalamazoo Garden Council donates at least $1,000, and often more, annually in a Hazel Wirick scholarship to Western Michigan University for students pursuing gardening, ecology, horticultural or biology-related studies.
To support the efforts of Kalamazoo Garden Council and its member clubs, this year we are offering some gifts which can be ordered for friends, business associates, employees, or customers. In conjunction with the Holiday Greens Sale, we invite your consideration of custom-made evergreen holiday centerpieces, holiday wreaths, holiday porch pots, or gift certificates–good for merchandise available at the Holiday Greens Sale. Pictures and prices of the selections are attached, along with an order form (some items have a minimum order quantity).
Orders can be placed by telephone, email, or online by using any credit card here (We also accept cash or checks.) The deadline for ordering arrangements or wreaths is November 10, 2018, with local pick-up or delivery between November 15—28, 2018. Gift certificates can be mailed to you for use during the Holiday Greens Sale.
We hope you will support our efforts, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Greens Gifts Order Form(PDF)