The Schaumburg Community Garden Club was established in the summer of 1989. The club is a 501(c)4 not-for-profit organization. Our members vary greatly in their gardening knowledge, ranging from novices to Master Gardeners. The membership is active in the community and concerned with beautification and preservation of our environment.
Purpose and Goal
- Exchange gardening information, tips, and techniques
- Educate the community and its members on how to beautify their properties and how to beautify and improve the community and area parks
- Educate the community about our environment
- Raise member awareness of new information sources to help with their gardening
- Provide assistance to local schools that have student programs on gardening or native plants
- Promote a local network of gardeners who share their expertise with one another
We proudly give back to our community; both fundraisers, Native Plant Sale in May and the Bulb Sale in June, allow the club to donate money to promote our common goals with other organizations. Here is a currently list (2016) of organizations that have benefited from our proceeds.
For: Spring Valley Nature Center
A donation toward the development of New Children’s Naturalscape and toward the program, Mighty Acorns, to educate children of conservation and nature.
For: Lord of Life Church
A donation toward the Church as gratitude of use of their expansive land and water in order to grow vegetables for the Schaumburg Township Pantry. Also, we donate an Oak tree, purchased from Spring Valley Nature Center, in order to help replenish the depletion of Ash trees on the property.
For: Start Seeing Monarchs (copyright 2015)
A donation toward educating the public the importance of growing milkweed for the survival of the Monarch Butterfly.
For: Schaumburg Township Food Pantry
A donation toward the purchase of groceries through the Greater Chicago Food Depository.
For: Intergenerational Garden
A donation of toward maintaining the gardens while developing relationships with youth and the older generation.
We are proud members of the Garden Clubs of Illinois, Inc. and National Garden Clubs.