Projects

Issaquah Care and Rehabilitation Center
805 Front Street South
Issaquah, WA 98027

Garden Therapy. For Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Easter, IGC members meet at the care center and make holiday flower arrangements for the resident dining tables. Resident participation is encouraged.

Issaquah Historical Museum
165 S.E. Andrews
Issaquah, WA 98027

Gilman Town Hall native plant garden is maintained by IGC members with several work parties held during the year. The garden is intended to represent what native Americans would have used for herbal remedies and cooking in the Pacific Northwest region. IGC provides the educational plant information at the museum.

Bellevue Botanical Garden, Native Plant Garden
12001 Main Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

IGC members volunteer to weed and clean out the Native Discovery Garden several times a year and plant native plants when needed. IGC also gives a donation each year.

Issaquah Food Bank
179 1st Ave. S.E.
Issaquah, WA 98027

Members are encouraged to bring food donations to each Garden Club meeting. The donations are delivered to the food bank and total donations are tallied and reported in the monthly newsletter.

Issaquah Valley Elementary Youth Gardening
555 N.W. Holly Street
Issaquah, WA 98027

IGC sponsors Growing Great Gardeners for all first graders at Issaquah Valley Elementary School. The program teaches organic sustainable food gardening in eight raised beds on the school grounds. Classes are held monthly from January to June with IGC members helping to prepare, teach and maintain the gardens with the help of parent volunteers. All extra produce is donated to the local food bank. In June a ‘Salad Bowl Celebration’ is held for the students, staff and parents. This program promotes love of gardening, making healthy food choices and taking care of our earth. Youth are our future.

Blue Star Memorial By-Way Marker
74 NE Creek Way
Issaquah, WA 98027

The Issaquah Garden Club ‘Blue Star Memorial By-Way’ maker is located at Issaquah Veterans Memorial Park next to the Issaquah Valley Senior Center and was dedicated with a ceremony on Veteran’s Day, November 12, 2007. The IGC Blue Star Marker is decorated with flowers and a small flag by garden club members four times a year; Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Veteran’s Day.

NGC-Penny Pines Program

At every Issaquah Garden Club meeting, a basket is passed to collect money for the NGC-Penny Pines Program. Each $68 collected is contributed to a Penny Pine Plantation as part of the cost of replanting replacement trees indigenous to a particular damaged area. IGC has directed their collected funds to the Wenatchee National Forest in Washington State which has had several devastating fires in recent years.

Pickering Farm
1730 10th Ave. N.W.
Issaquah, WA 98027

The Willow Garden at the Pickering Barn site is maintained by IGC members.

 

Click on Bellevue Botanical Garden  link below to view their web page:

Bellevue Botanical Garden
Main Street, Bellevue, WA.