Lafayette Garden Club
Serving the Community since 1930
Aquatic Ecosystem - Bayou Vermilion Preservation Association
Bird Report (by month)
Garden of Month
Habitat for Humanity
Second Wednesday at 9:00 a.m.
Ira Nelson Horticulture Center
2206 Johnston Street
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Held prior to the regular scheduled meeting in
October, January, April, and
at the call of the President
The objectives of Lafayette Garden Club shall be
to advance gardening: to further the purpose of and
to encourage civic and roadside beautification
in cooperation with our state and national organizations.
For the tender green of growing things,
For the mellow soil at our fingertips,
For the wonder of life in tiny seeds,
For the beauty of growing gardens,
For the joy of caring for these, thy bounties,
Dear Father in Heaven, we thank thee.
Lafayette Garden Club Member, deceased
I pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources
of the plant Earth and promise to promote education so we may
become caretakers of our air, water, forests, land and wildlife.
Did you know?
America's Conservation Pledge is a creed defining the term "conservation" and the calling the attention of all to the necessity for preserving our remaining natural resources. The Pledge had its origin in a national competition, with $5,000.00 in prizes, sponsored by Outdoor Life magazine in 1946. Officials of the federal and state governments actively supported the competition by helping to publicize it in schools, among sportsman's clubs and elsewhere.
More than 15,000 entries were received. Each person who submitted a pledge also had to write an essay on the necessity for conservation. The winning Pledge was written by L.L. Foreman of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The pledge was revised in 1993. The pledge runs on the letters page of every issue of Outdoor Life.
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Louisiana Garden Club
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