The Philadelphia Committee of the Garden Club of America also known as "PCGCA" was established in 1964 with the purpose to support projects that could not be carried out by any single club. Membership is made up of the members affiliated with the ten Zone V GCA garden clubs listed below:
FOUR COUNTIES GARDEN CLUB
THE GARDEN CLUB OF PHILADELPHIA
THE GARDEN WORKERS
HUNTINGDON VALLEY GARDEN CLUB
THE PROVIDENCE GARDEN CLUB
WEST CHESTER GARDEN CLUB
WISSAHICKON GARDEN CLUB
The Committee is financed by annual contributions to the "Fertilizer Fund" from club members, club dues, and honoriums. It is supplemented by the sale of "Tips for Exhibiting in Flower Shows." 100 % of the money is placed in the Fertilizer Fund and is used to support projects of non-profit organizations located within the city limits for the purpose of improving its residents' quality of life and their environment through avenues of horticulture.
The Philadelphia Committee seeks to:
- Inspire and promote appropriate civic planting
- Assist and advise in the planning of new green areas and the beautification of public buildings
- Keep advised as to community needs in horticulture, conservation and allied fields, and to explore ways in which our membership, either as individuals or groups can take active part in the solution of these problem.
Check under the Fertilizer Fund page for a list of this year's awards.
In celebration of the Garden Club of America's 100th anniversary, the PCGCA worked on restoring the Concourse Lake area in the Parkside neighborhood of Philadelphia. The three year project was a gift to the city of Philadelphia and included new macadam paths around the lake. amphitheater for an outdoor classroom, hundreds of trees and shrubs, benches, educational signage, and new plantings in the wetlands area. Check under Concourse Lake page for an overview of the project.