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History

The Fairfield Glade Garden Club was organized by Helena Schmidt and held its first meeting in August, 1989 with 13 charter members. By the end of that year the membership had grown to 133. Helena's experience with Garden Club's in her former residence of Illinois contributed to the success of establishing this new organization.

The purpose of the Fairfield Glade Garden Club is to learn to live in harmony with nature on the plateau using environmentally friendly practices with native plants and creative landscape designs.  The club’s theme is "Come Grow With Us".

In 1992, the membership voted to start a scholarship program, in the founder's honor. This program assists college and technical students interested in agriculture and horticulture related degrees, with special consideration given to those interested in working to solve the world's food chain problems.

In addition to the established scholarship program, the club works with the Cumberland County High School Horticulture Program by holding annual plant sales for geraniums/ferns (Spring) and poinsettias (early December).

The Fairfield Glade Garden Club is managed by a Leader Board of members that includes a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Members-at-Large. Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month, for most months, from 9:00 - 11:00 AM, at the FFG Community Church, 521 Snead Dr. Everyone is welcome to attend the meetings.