GBTS is dedicated to giving back to the community in the Southern Sussex County Region in Delaware. We continue to look into new opportunities for the Club to share their knowledge, skills and love for gardening to members of the community of all ages.
Beach & Bay Cottage Tour - Members serve as hostesses for homes on the tour, explaining the environmental and design to visitors. The event benefits the Friends of the South Coastal Library which is a non-profit, all-volunteer fund-raising organization founded in 1988 and dedicated to providing support for the services and resources of the library.
Coastal Cleanup - Members volunteer to collect debris on community grounds which could be the beach, school yard, road side, etc. Creates a cleaner environment for residents and guests. Items collected are documented and data is compiled to help identify the source and to focus efforts on reducing or eliminating trash in the future.
Garden Therapy - Work with seniors on gardening or environmental projects that provide them with creativity, social activity and promotes movement which keeps senior’s active and involved.
Habitat for Humanity - Members assemble container plants to be presented to the new property owner upon the home dedication and welcomes the new homeowner into the neighborhood.
Hospice Tree - Members team together to create a theme for a holiday tree. All decorations and decorative elements (wreaths, ornaments, etc.) are handmade by the members. The decorated trees and wreaths are displayed at the Hospice facility and create an uplifting environment for staff, families and patients. The decorations and trees are then sold by Hospice to raise funds.
Lord Baltimore Gardens - Members team together to maintain a section of the gardens to help in the beautification of the school.
Scholarship(s) - Assist a student living in Sussex County Delaware and attending Delaware Technical Community College majoring in the agricultural field with a GPA of 3.5 or higher by providing financial assistance.
Youth Program - Members develop and present science lessons to children supported by literature related to the topic, a craft or activity to reinforce the topic and journaling by the students.