Gardening and community support are essential to our collective well-being.  We all need to be “watered, fed and tended”…. with just enough sunshine … or sometimes a canopy of shade.

The Franklin Garden Club’s membership includes over seventy women from the Franklin, Michigan area.  We are involved in many community projects that reflect our keen interest in gardening, nature and nurturing our environment.

Franklin Garden Club (founded in 1953) is a branch of the Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association, Inc. (WNFGA).  This national organization was founded in 1914, and is organized into four main Divisions, with Michigan being the largest.

The WNF&GA is a national organization that also participates in an international United Nations effort to assist peoples throughout the world that are in desperate need of basic food and shelter.  The WNF&GA actively participates in the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW) program “Women Feed the World”.  This effort builds on the work women in 64 countries do in raising food for their families and hence strengthening the bonds of community and mutual support.  Teaching gardening and agricultural skills, as well as methods for local food sustainability promotes independence.  Learn more at http://www.wnfga.org/

The Franklin Garden Club members gather for monthly meetings to learn more about our natural environment, with specific focus on areas of greatest interest, such as: horticulture, agriculture, landscaping, garden design, sustainability and practical skill development.  Gardening can feed the soul – and our stomachs!  So thoughtful food preparation and shared meals are an important part of club activities.

The Annual Franklin Garden Walk, the second week of June, draws hundreds of people every year. Proceeds support horticultural, educational and environmental causes on the local, state and national levels.

Our Goals

The Franklin Branch can be proud of our many accomplishments and service in our community. We plant and maintain the historic Broughton House garden at our village office square, are an integral part of the Labor Day Round-Up, and host our annual Garden Walk that raises funds for many organizations. Over the years we have also won many WNF&GA Michigan Division awards as well as National Awards.