Ongoing Projects & Activities

Member Education:
  • NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION: The Board hosts a social event to welcome and acquaint new and prospective members with Club activities and volunteer opportunities
  • STUDY GROUPS & WORKSHOPS: Informal, hands-on sessions that enable mem­bers to increase their knowledge of horticulture, floral design, wildlife, and other garden-related topics.
Community Beautification:
  • LIVE OAK PARK GARDENERS: Volunteer crews of four to eight members work one day per month tending to the native plants garden.
  • ADOPT-A-ROAD: The Club has adopted two streets to keep clear of trash, McDonald Road and GumTree Lane. Volunteer crews of ten to twelve members work one day on alternate months.
  • SENIOR CENTER PROJECT:  Re-landscaping the entry area to the Fallbrook Senior Center
Community Service:
  • ARBOR DAY: The Club honors deceased members at a ceremony at Live Oak Park. Friends and family of the honorees are invited to at­tend.
  • MEMORIAL DAY FLOWERS: Members contribute flowers and arrange bouquets on Memorial Day morning. More than one hundred bouquets are created and taken to the Masonic Cemetery and made available for visitors to place on graves.
  • PETALS FOR PATRIOTS: Members arrange vases of flowers and deliver to the Wounded Warrior Center at Camp Pendleton.
Community Outreach:
  • FLOWER SHOW:  A flower show is held in April in even numbered years (alternating with the garden tour).  All members participate in set up/clean up and/or entering exhibits. Nonmembers may also enter flowers and designs for exhibit and competition. The event is the Club's "gift" to the community.
  • NATIONAL GARDEN WEEK (1st week in June): Members promote observance of the week in June and bring public attention to garden clubs and gardening through specially planned activities.
  • PENNY PINES: Pocket change is collected at the General Meetings for tree plantings in the Cleveland National Forest. 
  • SCHOLARSHIPS: Memorial donations and club fundraising projects support schol­arships for students enrolled at MiraCosta College and pursuing a degree in horticultural or agricultural related fields of study. 
Ways & Means:
  • BIRTHDAY RAFFLE: Each member is asked to donate a plant or garden-related item for the raffle at the General Meeting held during their birthday month.
  • GARDEN TOUR:  In odd numbered years (alternating with the flower show) a tour of private home gardens in the Fallbrook area is arranged by the Club. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund, community service efforts, and the general fund.
  • GREEN THUMB TABLE: Plants, bulbs, seeds, and produce donated by members are sold at General Meetings. Members bring their labeled donations to the monthly meeting.
  • PLANT SALE & RAFFLE: Plants and garden-related items donated by members and local merchants are sold and/or raffled during the annual Flower Show and/or Gar­den Tour. Proceeds help defray cost of the flower show, benefit community ser­vice efforts, and the general fund.
Of Special Note:
  • In 1994 the club placed a Blue Star Byway Marker in the Village Square (just behind the flag pole) in the center of the Fallbrook Veteran's Honor Roll Wall
  • It is one of 16 memorials and markers in San Diego County
  • For the complete story...go to Blue Star Memorials