The first two President"s Projects: " 5,000 Native Trees and Shrubs for Missouri" and "Butterfly Waystations for Missouri Roadsides and Gardens"

Links for these projects are found by clicking on President's Project below.

President's Project



In 2016, Federated Garden Club Members voted to honor one of our past State Presidents, June Kummer, because of her continuing generosity to our state organization and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. June has served as a long-time member of the NGC Endowment Committee. June and her husband, Fred, made a generous gift to the NGC for front garden improvements at the Headquarters.

The FGCM decided to plant a tree on the grounds of the NGC Headquarters in honor of Fred and June Kummer. All ten Missouri Districts and many individuals gave money for this project, and over $4700 was collected. Bill Spradley, Tree Arborist, and his crew planted a Black Gum tree (Nyssa sylvatica) on the back lawn of Headquarters last spring, and a marker was purchased and recently installed to designate the Kummer Tree. The FGCM Board of Directors voted that any remaining funds be designated for a scholarship. From the original amount collected, $1500 remains; which will be given as a one-time Fred and June Kummer Scholarship to a Missouri college student majoring in plant science at the February 2020 Scholarship Meeting.

Please stop by the NGC Headquarters and see the beautifully completed June Kummer Garden and the tree planted in honor of Fred and June Kummer. We will be sending a card expressing our gratitude to June and Fred for their generous support of us and the NGC, including this list of donors, pictures of the new front garden and of their thriving Black Gum tree.

My sincere thanks to every individual garden club member and each of the Missouri Districts for making this living tribute a reality. You all are the best! Thank you for honoring one of our very best State Presidents and her husband by making our earth a more beautiful place to live.

Nancy Bahn

Project Chair

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June and Fred Kummer



Nancy Bahn

Karen Blackmore

Nan McCabe

Marjorie Motley

Beverly Wattenbarger

Kassie Smiley

Edna Ruth Fischer

Connie Porter

Molly French Garden Club

Shirley Williams

Mountain View Garden Club

St. Louis County Garden Club

Designers Guild

Jardin du Lac Garden Club

Rowena Clark Garden Club

Dottie Warren

Eldon Garden Club

Sue Reed

Linda Bolhofner

Joan Martin

Madelyn Hucker

Oakcrest Garden Club

Nadine Davis

Dorothy Kaiser

Owensville Garden Club

FGCM Landscape Design Council

Betty Hardin

Arrowhead Garden Club

Sprig & Twig Garden Club

Centralia Flower & Garden Club

Clayton Garden Club

Four Winds Garden Club

Sophie Connor

Ramblewood Garden Club

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