Division & Branch Info

The WNF&GA is organized into two main Divisions: Michigan, and New York.

Beyond these main Divisions, we have additional Independent Branches in three other states; New Jersey, Ohio, and Pennsylvania  and also members at large.

In addition to branches which incorporate a full range of programs and projects, two new types of branches have been formed in recent years: herb groups which focus on herb gardening, cooking, crafts and projects; and our floral design groups which provide flower arranging, flower shows and judges’ schools.

Michigan Division

The many Branches that comprise the Michigan Division of WNF&GA are an energetic group of women and men who enjoy gardening, giving back to their communities, and learning more about the activity they love: gardening!

The Michigan Division has a strong history of altruistic giving. Our Branches have a long legacy of gifting to the Michigan 4-H Foundation as well as thousands of dollars given toward educational scholarships, local community beautification, nature preserves and horticultural therapy activities.

The current Division Project is raising funds to establish a 4-H Endowment Fund to insure that our funding of this worthwhile organization continues in the future. To donate to the Michigan Division Foundation or the Michigan Division 4-H Endowment Fund, contact: Michigan Division Foundation Treasurer

Through association with the National organization of WNF&GA and our affiliated organizations, CWC (Country Women’s Council USA) and ACWW (Associated Country Women of the World), members gain information about the state of women all over the world. We also have the opportunity for foreign travel.

Each Branch fosters education for the members through speakers provided at monthly meetings, workshops and hands on gardening experience. The Division also provides education, workshops and interesting speakers at Division Council meetings, as well as providing held 2-3 times each year.


New York Division

Click here  autumn15 news  to view the New York Division Autumn newsletter.

Highlights of New York Division:

  • Love of Gardening
  • Friendship
  • Community Civic Service
  • Travel
  • Education
  • Scholarships
  • Floral Arranging
  • Judged Flower Shows
  • Horticultural Therapy
  • Community Beautification

In an atmosphere of friendship and cooperation, the Branches of the NY Division promote growth in our local communities and then reach out to our nation and the world.

At monthly meetings, we address farm issues, marketing, gardening and environmental topics. We also enjoy learning crafts, new hobbies and floral arranging. Our nature based horticultural projects reach out to schools, senior facilities and the Double-H Ranch here in Upstate, New York. The Ranch has a summer and winter camp experience for special needs and ill children.

We fund scholarships for college students studying forestry, agriculture, animal husbandry, horticulture and environmental concerns.

Our award winning community beautification projects are started and maintained by our talented members each summer season.

As the need arises, we do respond to the needs of our fellow citizens here in the USA and around the World. We are presently assisting a school in Metairie, Louisiana with a gardening and nutrition project called Debby’s Garden. Four New York members have been chosen to represent our organization and our nation in an exchange program in foreign countries.

We have also been known to just have good wholesome fun at our flower shows, picnics, trips and outings.

Our Branch and Division meetings are open to the public. If you are interested in a “Growth Experience”, please visit and join us.

  • Tri County Branch, Hartford
  • Cambridge Branch, Cambridge

 

New Jersey

 Although only one branch,  meeting in or about the Chatham area, New Jersey remains active in raising money to fund scholarships.

Their involvement in civic service includes planting flowers every year at the Group Home of Our Boys.

If you are interested in learning more  use the “Contact Us” page of this website.

Ohio

Won’t you join us in our beautification and floral design endeavors? We’d love to meet you.

Highlights of Ohio clubs:

  • Floral Design
  • Judged Flower Shows
  • Scholarships
  • Community Beautification
  • Education
  • Horticultural Therapy
  • Gardening
  • Community Civic Service

Varied in interests, each branch fulfills its members’ needs and desires with programs, projects and community involvement that coincide with the purpose of the National Association: to stimulate interest in agriculture and horticulture activities and to promote the interest of Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association, Inc.

Thus when planning their year, the Ohio Branches concentrate on furthering their education in horticulture, floral design, gardening, agriculture and community service.

A few projects of note include:

  • provide funds yearly for the Chamberlin Hill School student maintained ecological outdoor center
  • installed and maintain gardens/flowerbeds at the Putnam County Library, Ottawa Firs Station 100, and the Ottawa Post Office
  • installed a Children’s Garden at Sts Peter and Paul Grade School in Ottawa
  • taking part in the Hancock County Fair annually
  • hosting a Christmas Tea.

Ever supportive of the National Association, as well as it’s Branches, Ohio prides itself in donations to scholarships and educational programs at all levels.

Sound interesting? We’d welcome you to join us for the fun and friendship. We promise you’ll learn a lot along the way.

  • Dooryard Branch, Ottawa
  • Tawa Garden Club, Rawson


Pennsylvania

Are you interested in gardening, flower arranging, community service, garden tours, horticultural therapy, environmental concerns, herbs and the nature around us? If your answer is YES, then why don’t you contact one of the presidents of a Branch and inquire how you might join and learn more about that Branch and WNF&GA.

Each Branch supports the following projects:

  • SCA (Student Conservation Association)
  • US National Arboretum
  • Scholarships to Penn State University and Temple University
  • International interest through ACWW (Associated Country Women of the World).

Inquire today about joining a Branch – you will meet a great group of people and learn so much about horticulture and the environment around us.

 

 

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