Publications – Earth Day – Youth Contests – Members’ Program – Spotted Lanternfly
Allegheny West ‘Ground Work’
This community education project involves a collaboration of the club with Allegheny West magazine.
Club members share responsibility for writing articles on local gardening-related topics that are published in the spring, summer, and fall editions of the ‘Ground Work’ section of the magazine.
Check out the latest issue HERE!
Every year the club participates in the Moon Township Parks and Recreation Earth Day festivities.
On April 23rd, the Youth Committee will have a demonstration on wild birds and work with children to apply birdseed to small birdhouses that they can then hang in their yards.
Learn more HERE!
National Garden Club Youth Contests
The Youth Committee organizes annual contests for local youths which include Smokey the Bear Poster Contest (Grades 1-5), Poetry Contest (Grades K-9) and Sculpture (Grades 4-8). The Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs judges an Essay Contest (Grades 9-12).
In addition to our community education, we continue to educate and inform our members with monthly speakers and field trips as part of our members and invited guests Garden Club program.
Spotted Lanternfly Trap Workshop
Unfortunately, the spotted lanternfly has invaded our region. This invasive insect can cause serious damage to our local environment.
One way we can help do our part to eliminate this invasive insect is to create tree-safe circle traps to catch the immature spotted lanternfly nymphs in our own yards. Watch a video tutorial HERE!
During this workshop, the Civic, Horticulture, and Environmental Committee will walk members through the process of creating a circle trap that members can take home to put up in their yards.