Gardening Club of Hilliard

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Town of Hilliard website comments

Posted by Cindy on August 18, 2011 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

On April 21, 2011 The Town of Hilliard's Mayor, David Buchanan proudly awarded to the Gardening Club of Hilliard the Hilliard Volunteer of the Year Plaque at the Nassau County Volunteer Awards Luncheon. The Gardening Club of Hilliard has dedicated volunteers that work diligently on beautifying the Town and we would like to say “Thank You” for all that you do!

Club named Hilliard's 2010 Volunteers of the Year

Posted by Cindy on August 18, 2011 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Westside Journal Story - October 21, 2010

Posted by Cindy on October 25, 2010 at 7:53 PM Comments comments (0)

Hilliard Gardening Club Project

The Gardening Club of Hilliard worked jointly with Nassau County representatives to provide the

necessary materials to refurbish the planting bed directly in front of the Hilliard Library. The County provided funding for shrubbery and mulch while the club donated approximately 50 Liriope and two good sized Sago palms. Nine Club members volunteered a total of 14 hours of

gardening labor to get the job done. The results are dramatic! Plans are already underway for another joint project at the library in January 2011. The Gardening Club is greatly

appreciative of the support they have received from Nassau County, the Town of Hilliard and the public. The club meets at the Bethany Episcopal Church in Hilliard the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Any one interested in increasing their gardening knowledge and promoting civic beauty is welcome to attend. For more information about the club call Cindy Steighner at 845-7649. Make sure you come by our booth at the fair. We will have an exhibition booth staffed with enthusiastic gardeners anxious to speak on the Club’s behalf.

Westside Journal - Letter to the editor - Oct. 21, 2010

Posted by Cindy on October 25, 2010 at 7:52 PM Comments comments (0)

Thank you,

Westside Journal!

Dear Editor,

The Gardening Club of Hilliard

appreciates your ongoing support. The

exposure you have given us has helped

promote our cause of civic beautification.

Just the other day, we stopped at a yard sale

looking for pots. The couple was familiar

with the club from your newspaper and the

articles on our work at the Hilliard YMCA.

Due to health issues, they were looking to

downsize their planting beds and simplify

their yard work. As a result, they offered

numerous plants to the club along with the

black plastic pots to put them in…we just

have to dig them up. These plants will go a

long way in landscaping our little town. We

are truly grateful for your help and for the

support of the community. Donations like this

will make our mission possible! Thank you

for all you do for the Club and the


Cindy Steighner


Westside Journal news coverage 9/9/10

Posted by Cindy on September 20, 2010 at 8:01 PM Comments comments (0)

GCOH included in the Hilliard Town Council Article on the Westside Journal front page – September 9, 2010

Cindy Steighner President of the Gardening Club of Hilliard was on hand to update the council on the club’s first official meeting, their mission statement and goals. The club will hold their meeting the second Tuesday of each month. This month it will be Tuesday, September 14 at 6 p.m. at Bethany Episcopal Church. The club already has 15 members and is looking for more. Their first project was a clean-up at the Hilliard Y. The group volunteered 30 man hours of labor and removed over one ton of yard debris from the area. They plan another Y clean-up for September 11. The club has already discussed plans to clean up the planting beds of the Hilliard Library.







Gardening Club of Hilliard

2010-2011 Meetings and topics

September 14 - Native Plant Presentation

October 12 - Ask the Master Gardener

November 9 - Winter Garden Design

December 14 - Landscape Maintenance

January 11, 2011 - Rose Pruning and Care

February 8, 2011 - Success with Citrus Plants

March 8, 2011 - Raised Bed Vegetables

April 12, 2011 - Arranging Container Gardens

May 10, 2011 - New Officer Installation

For more information on the Gardening Club of Hilliard

call 845-7649 or visit:

Article on page 12

Newly formed Gardening Club of Hilliard provides community service

by Linda Morris


A “grassroots” effort by three friends getting together to provide an outlet for a common interest is serving a huge need within our community. Recently, the Gardening Club of

Hilliard spent a Saturday working to maintain and beautify the flower beds and shrubbery surrounding the Hilliard YMCA, located at 37516 Oxford Street in Hilliard. This month is a

special emphasis by the YMCA to increase membership. The Gardening Club members realize a strong visually pleasant experience will help to persuade an individual to join any organization.

Thus, the Gardening Club volunteered to share their talent and hard work on beautifying the exterior of the Y building and grounds. Both the Hilliard YMCA and the Gardening Club of Hilliard invite your membership. Information for membership for the Hilliard Y may be gained by calling 845-2733, or visiting the website at: and select Find My Y. Information for membership in The Gardening Club of Hilliard may be found by calling Cindy Steighner at 845-7649. The community of Hilliard extends our gratitude to both these invaluable organizations within our town.

September 6, 2010

Posted by Cindy on September 6, 2010 at 7:21 PM Comments comments (0)

Wow!  We have had a busy time since our last meeting.  Eight club members volunteered 30 man hours of labor at Phase 1 of the Y Clean-up on August 28.  Together we removed over a ton of yard debris from the front beds of the Y and spread 70 bags of mulch.  The Y looks great!  We are scheduled to go back September 11 for Phase 2 of the Clean-up.  We will be working on the side of the Y and in the grounds surrounding the park area.


We also attended the Hilliard Town Council Meeting to introduce the Club.  We were well received and the Council had suggestions to help move the GCOH right along.  The Council advised the club to request any funding needed ASAP.  The request has been written and will be turned into Hilliard Town Hall this week.


Several Club members met with a Nassau County Representative to discuss planting the front island bed at the library.  The County is anxious for us to help with the planting and will be funding the project too!  Planting is scheduled for October 9.


Final plans are underway for the Northeast Florida Agricultural Fair in October and Gardenfest in November.   Both events offer excellent opportunities for fundraising and publicity.  We might just find a new member or two!


Watch the Westside Journal this week.  The Y is planning to submit an article concerning our clean-up efforts and there should be an advertisment listing our planned programs for this club year.  You might want to clip and save the program list as a reminder of future meetings.  We will probably be mentioned in the Hilliard Town Council coverage, as well.


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