Green Fingers Garden Club has a long history of advocating for conservation at the local, state and national levels.
"Conservation is humanity caring for the future" -- Nancy Newhall
In the 1950’s we participated in the Town of Greenwich’s pilot plan to develop a town wide Conservation Program and in the 1960’s we took part in the Operation Poste Haste Litter Clean Up Program. More recently, projects included “Tree Conservation-BioDiversity and “Moment in Time, Seeds of Survival."
In 2020 Green Fingers Garden Club, Greenwich Garden Club, and Hortulus contributed a Tri-Club donation to the Greenwich Land Trust in support of the acquisition of the Converse Brook Preserve. After our success, the three clubs established the TriClub Conservation Group, a partnership that “promotes respect for natural resources and responsibility for environmental stewardship by engaging local residents with leaders in environmental advocacy.” In pooling our resources and ideas, we hope to increase community engagement toward a more sustainable Greenwich.
At the national level, Green Fingers Garden Club’s Conservation regularly sends a delegate to the National Affairs Legislation Conference (NAL) in Washington DC. Conservation continues to be at the forefront of our club’s messaging and many of our public awareness projects have been received Garden Club of America Certificates of Excellence.