Civic Activities

NEWS: GCIRC Circles Come Together to Present $10,000 to Shining Light Garden

Shining Light Garden DSC01168 $10,000

The Garden Club of Indian River County partnered with Jasmine Circle to underwrite the purchase and installation of a new refrigeration system to keep the produce from spoiling as it awaits distribution. Several other Circles have also recently donated to the garden, including Allamanda, Poinsettia and Rose Circles.

Shining Light Garden a local organization dedicated to feeding the hungry, homeless and the forgottens one seed at a time.

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Making a Difference

Garden Club of I.R.C. believes that communities make gardens grow and gardens help communities grow. Our projects in the recent past included:

➢ Scholarships for Indian River State College Foundation, Scholarship Foundation of IRSC, Camp Wekiva, SEEK, McKee Garden Camp and FAU/Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute.

➢ Sponsorships and Donations to the Environmental Learning Center, Pelican Island Preservation Society, Pelican Island Audubon Society Sustainable Landscape Conference, Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc., Shining Light Garden, McKee Botanical Garden, Indian River Land Trust, FFGC Penny Pines Project, McKee Botanical Children’s Garden, Wabasso School Visual Learning Garden, and Meals on Wheels Christmas wreaths, Snowflake Ball Corsages, Blue Star Memorial Markers, Laura (Riding) Jackson general plantings and education materials and ELC “Nature Near You” kits.

➢ Landscaping at VNA Hospice House Memorial Garden, Indian River County Courthouse, St. Francis Manor, Our Father’s Table Soup Kitchen, Freshman Learning Center and Hibiscus Children’s Center, City of VB Public Works Rain Garden #2 and Laura (Riding) Jackson Foundation Gardens.

Donation to Shining LIght for $10,000 crop
Garden Club gives $2,800 to Gifford Middle School

Local Organizations Impacted By the Garden Club of IRC

  • Indian River State College (Scholarships)
  • Vero Beach Theatre Guild
  • Indian River County Library
  • Main Street Vero Beach
  • Shining Light Garden
  • Treasure Coast Elementary School
  • Hailstorm House Farmstead
  • McKee Botanical Garden
  • Environmental Learning Center
  • Pelican Island Preservation Society
  • FFGC Camp Wekiva
  • Scholarship Foundation of IRC
  • Indian River County Courthouse
  • VBHS Freshman Learning Center
  • Hibiscus Children’s Center
  • McKee Botanical Children’s Garden
  • Meals on Wheels Christmas wreaths
  • Snowflake Ball Corsages
  • Riverside Theatre
  • VNA Hospice
  • Saint Francis Manor
  • Sunrise Rotary
  • Blue Star Memorial Marker
  • Laura Riding Jackson Foundation
  • City of Vero Beach Public Works Department
  • Gifford Middle School
  • Coastal Connections
  • Gifford Youth Achievement Center
  • Pelican Island Audubon Society
  • Our Father’s Table Soup Kitchen
  • St. Francis Manor
  • City of VB Public Works Rain Garden
  • Ocean Research & Conservation Association, Inc
  • Indian River Land Trust
  • FFGC Penny Pines Project
  • Wabasso School Visual Learning Garden
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Jan Schubert handing book to a little girl
Renee with Mayor Tony Young
Shining Light Gardens Donation
Shining Light Gardens Donation
Karen and Barb at COVB City Council Meeting
Blue Star Memorial Marquee
Renee with Mayor Tony Young