Things happen. Times change.
Prior to the Camp Fire this page would have been all about inviting you to join us for our annual Paradise Garden Tour. At present, however, while Paradise is rebuilding, not much of the town is yet ready to be toured.
Instead, in this third post-Camp Fire year the club is holding the "Gardening Strong in Paradise 2021" plant sale. Proceeds will go to support our scholarship and civic beautification programs--now more than ever--including our Daffodils Across the Ridge project. (Those cheery yellow daffodils you saw peeking out of the debris around town this Spring are the visible outcome of that project. This is how we do that.)
EVENT: Gardening Strong in Paradise 2021
DAY/DATE: Friday, June 4th and Saturday, June 5th
TIME: 10am - 3:30pm
LOCATION: Not locked in yet; stay tuned for developments.
COST: Free to walk around! Buying is optional but welcome. (So are donations!)
If you'd like to donate any garden-related items in new or very good condition, including garden tools and still-packaged supplies, please contact us at (530) 877-3435. Healthy potted plants also are welcome but can be received only on the afternoon of Thursday, June 3rd, to minimize storage time without water.
For the past 28 years in Paradise, California, the first full weekend in June has featured the Paradise Garden Tour: a wonderful weekend of gentle garden appreciation for both residents and "garden tourists," visitors who come to Paradise specifically for this event. This annual fundraiser is what allows this 501(c)3 organization to undertake year-round civic beautification projects in Paradise and also to grant scholarships for second-year students in nearby Butte College's Environmental Horticulture Program. (In fact since their scholarship program began in 1998 PGCI has been able to contribute over $56,000 in such scholarships.)
PGCI means to keep an annual Paradise gardening event alive this year while also making available plants, and possibly other items, useful to those who are just twitching to get back into Paradise and (literally) lay down new roots.
Thank you for looking in on this: as a community we remain grateful for the kind thoughts and good wishes that have come our way.
(BTW, if you feel like it, we'd be grateful for any financial contribution toward our work to come. See our Garden Shop for how. We're a registered 501(c)3.