About Us

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Who We Are

 

in 2007 the Ambler Keystone Branch was founded at the site of the first meeting of the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association (WNF&GA) in 1914.

 

WNF&GA was established in Ambler, Pennsylvania, by Louisa King, Jane Bowne Haines, and Hilda Loines. The group of friends organized their club with the goals of stimulating interest in the conservation of natural resources; an appreciation for country life; and to support the fledgling Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women (today’s Temple University Ambler). For a full history of a true grassroots, woman run organization, view the National WNFGA’s History page History – Woman's National Farm & Garden Association, here.

 

Today, the Ambler Keystone Branch has more than 30 members, ranging from patio gardener to landscape designers, “newbies” to master gardeners. This group of gardeners, garden lovers, and garden professionals meet to raise funds for horticulture and environmental scholarships and to learn more about gardening, design, native plants, and native insects.

 

We welcome new members who share our goals in promoting horticultural interests and education through fellowship and community service. Join us here

Aims and Purposes

The aims and purposes of this nonprofit Association shall be, as stated in the Articles of Incorporation, “to enable our members to cooperate in furthering agricultural and horticultural interest through membership in divisions and branches throughout the United States in order:

 

·   To operate solely for benevolent, charitable and educational purposes;

·   To aid in the protection and conservation of natural resources, to protect civic beauty and to encourage an appreciation of country life;

·   To cooperate with federal and state agencies in efforts to improve conditions affecting home and community life;

·   To further conservation, agricultural and horticultural education and related fields of study through scholarships and educational awards;

·   To furnish members with opportunities for the marketing of farm and garden products and handiwork;

·   To provide for the exchange of members’ ideas and members’ education by means of the official publication;

·   To cooperate with other national and international organizations in the furtherance of these aims and purposes.

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