Each year, Sasqua Garden Club supports community-based projects that reflect the mission of the Garden Club of America “to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.” As such, Sasqua members commit time, womanpower, and funds to projects that meet this mission and to which the members feel passionate.
Sasqua maintains the entry garden of the Fairfield Senior Center, and members participate in Fall clean-ups and Spring planting of beds of annuals. The Senior Center serves more than a thousand older residents each year and hosts various community groups, including Sasqua Garden Club. Sasqua has taken care of this garden since 1996.
Sasqua is overseeing and funding the design and instillation of a quarter-acre courtyard garden for the Audubon Society’s Birdcraft Museum in Fairfield, Connecticut. All third graders in Fairfield Public Schools visit the Birdcraft, and the Audubon Society uses the buildings and trails for community programs and summer camps. In addition, each year Sasqua brings fourth graders from Bridgeport’s Read School to the Birdcraft Museum for a special program on avian habitats. Sasqua committed to this courtyard project in 2012.
Garden Club of America Position Papers (also available on www.gca.com)
- Clean Air
- Clean Water
- Strategies to Address Climate Change
- Our National Park System
- Preservation of Native Plants
- National Public Lands
- Environmentally Responsible Transportation Legislation