Gwen Carter (President of the Clermont Garden Club) reads to children at the Head Start facility on E. Desoto St in Clermont.
by Clermont Garden Club
Throughout the year, the Clermont Garden Club purchase flower/gardening books for the children at Head Start of Clermont. Head Start is a free program for children of low income families, providing child care and comprehensive early learning at the facility located on E. Desoto St., Clermont. Members of the Garden Club come during the school day to interact and read the books to children in various classrooms. The books are then donated to Head Start. 
Grace Rabano reads to children at the Head Start facility on E. Desoto St in Clermont.
The Garden Club also worked with the children at Head Start to plant vegetables in raised garden beds (installed by the Clermont Garden Club using a matching grant from the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, FFGC). Four wooden raised garden beds were built with help from local Boy Scout Troop #551. The families of the children at Head Start get to enjoy the bounty of fresh vegetables from the raised bed gardens.
Clermont Garden Club is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that meet at the clubhouse located at 849 West Avenue, Clermont, FL from September through May. The club facility is also available to rent throughout the year for meetings, parties, weddings, etc. Contact the Club’s rental chairperson at
The upcoming 2024-2025 year will be packed with many club activities including field trips (to gardens and greenhouses, for example), horticulture programs, and Fun-With-Flowers sessions where participants make floral arrangements or kokedamas (for example) to bring home. A Garden Walk is also planned for October 2024 where club members and the public tour beautiful private residential gardens in and around Clermont. The Clermont Garden Club warmly welcomes new members and guests to club meetings which begin again in Fall 2024.

[Photo CaptionGrace Rabano and Gwen Carter (President of the Clermont Garden Club) read to children at the Head Start facility on E. Desoto St in Clermont].

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