Southfield Parks & Garden Club seek new volunteers and donations
The Southfield Parks and Garden Club (SP&GC) is currently seeking new members to assist with the Emmanuel Community Farm and Club’s many other community service and beautification activities.
The Southfield Parks and Garden Club was formed in 2005 as a charitable community service organization comprised of volunteers who work to improve and beautify the city. The Club conducts litter pick-ups, plantings, cleaning up landscapes for elderly residents, and clearing and mapping city park trails. SP&GC broke ground on the Emmanuel Community Farm in 2008 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church located at 23425 Lahser Road, north of Nine Mile Road. The all-volunteer farm uses organic seed and agriculturally sustainable farming methods to grow a wide variety of produce that is donated to soup kitchens and food pantries throughout southeast Michigan.
The Southfield Parks and Garden Club membership and projects reflect a wide cross-section of residents, skill levels and interests. Gardening enthusiasts and community-minded individuals of all backgrounds are encouraged to join and participate as their schedule permits. SP&GC holds monthly meetings on the first Tuesday of each month, from March to November, which are now being conducted via video conference due to COVID-19.
The Southfield Parks and Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is a member of the Michigan Garden Cubs and National Garden Clubs, Inc. Membership is annual, March through November, with dues of $25 annually. Dues are tax-deductible as are gifts and donations.