Thank you for your support! Here's what we're doing with the 2023 planter sale profits.
Because of your 2023 Planter Sale purchases, The Wiltondale Garden Club has been able to support our neighbors in Historic East Towson, at the Adelaide Bentley Park. We’re excited to be raising the funds to build a community garden, where residents can grow food and flowers, as well as community!
The neighborhood dates back to 1829 when Maryland’s 15th governor, Charles Carnan Ridgely of Hampton estates died, and the terms of his will freed some of the hundreds of people he enslaved. The neighborhood has been decimated over the decades with development, roads, and even an electrical substation run through it, yet it has remained a vibrant home to many descendants of those freed slaves.
Historic East Towson is currently working on several projects to strengthen their community, and the Wiltondale Garden Club hopes to boost the efforts of it’s neighbor with weeding days at the park, as well as significant monetary donations from our fundraising to create the community garden this fall.
The club is looking for fellow weed warriors, as well as tool donations for the community gardens. If you or your group would be interested in lending a hand, let us know! We’re finding it to be one of the most inspiring projects we’ve worked on, and we can promise your efforts will be appreciated!
Your donations go a long way in this project, and we invite you to watch for our summer and fall weeding days. Bring friends, family, shovels, rakes, and gloves to help clear the brambles and weeds – and even if you’re not a gardener, stop by and visit the site, and help spread the word about this hidden green gem in Towson.
The Wiltondale Garden Club is organized and operated for charitable purposes in accordance with Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and operates on a nonprofit basis to promote and carry on benevolent, scientific, educational, and charitable activities for the well-being of the community, including protection and conservation practices, global warming and other environmental issues, address and aid the needs of the local community as may arise in times natural emergencies, and to engage in other scientific, educational and/or charitable activity to promote the purposes for which WGC is formed.