Seeds of Friendship

May 25, 2021

Another year of the Covid Pandemic and few meetings, however, so many clubs still remembered Seeds of Friendship and the people of Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Your faithful support of this state wide project to save the African mountain gorillas by helping the people living there is very impressive.

We received 1,936 pkgs. of 8 kinds of seeds and 2 boxes of Zinnia seeds; 104 pair of garden gloves.  All of the clubs that sent checks including a GCO donation amounted to $3,275.00.  Cash donations amounted to $539.15, which was used for seeds and $7.25 for expenses.  Home Depot donated $300.00 worth of seeds also.  This was better than last year, so even the virus did not deter your giving spirit!

Many thanks go to the following garden clubs that donated this year:

Alliance Garden Club                               Gates Mills Garden Club                        Ridgewood Garden Club of Parma

Art of Gardening Club                             Highland Heights Garden Club              River Road Garden Club

Bay Village Garden Club                         Hilliard Area Garden Club                      Rolling Hills Garden Club

Berlin Heights Garden Club                   Knolls Garden Club                                  Shaker Farms Garden Club

Carrollton Garden Club                           Lake Cable Garden Club                         Shawnee Arrangers

Clovernook Garden Club                        Madison Garden Club                             Serendipity Garden Club

Corey Woods Garden Club                    Mansfield District                                     Town & County Garden Club

Creative Arrangers Guild                        Mayfield Village Garden Club               Trumbull County Herb Society

Damascus Garden Club                           Milan Garden Club                                   Twinsburg Garden Club

Dover Garden Club                                   Mohawk Trail Garden Club                   Western Hills Garden Club

Emerald Necklace Garden Club            Muirfield Village Garden Club               Westerville Garden Club

Frankfort Garden Club                            North Canton Garden Club                   Worthington Hills Garden Club

Franklin Garden Club                               Oakhaven Garden Club                          Youngstown District

Garden Club of Bentleyville                  Pickaway County Garden Club

Plus:  3 Anonymous Donations without any club ID that were left in the box on my porch.

Jeff Ramsey, Co-founder and Manager of Partners in Conservation at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium received our donations on April 19th.  He will be speaking to us at our convention June 20-21, about the trip the seeds made to Africa this year and other news about the people and the plight of the mountain gorillas.

Karen Hovey, Chairman

Seeds of Friendship

Garden Club of Ohio, Inc.