Kingman “DigIt” Community Garden
Members participated in the grand opening event of the “Dig-It” Community Garden at which time, the club rented a 4’x16′ raised bed plot. We added winter vegetable seeds. We replanted in April for summer crops. As of October 11, 2016, we have donated 110# of fresh vegetables to the Kingman Area Food Bank.
Bonelli House Gardens
The Bonelli House was built in 1915. It was the second home of the Bonelli Family on the same site, constructed after the original frame house, dating from 1897, burned. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is now owned by the City of Kingman. The Mohave County Historical Society oversees the property and its antiques and heirlooms. Our participation in restoring the gardens is in conjunction with the City of Kingman Parks Department. The club members developed new beds in 2015 in preparation for the 100th Anniversary Celebration.
Mohave County Fair (Floriculture/Horticulture Booth)
Members participate in the Mohave County Annual Fair Booth open exhibit for the Horticulture/Floriculture entries. Members decorate the booth area, accept entries through out the County, assist the judges, return entries to participants and dismantle the booth. In 2016 CGC members voted to sponsor the booth giving us more exposure in the community.
***MCF Photos of Booth 2015***
***MCF Photos of Booth 2016***
School Gardening Programs
Conduct gardening lessons in public, charter, and private schools at grade levels pre-kindergarden through intermediate.
***School Gardening Photos***
The Horticulture Therapy committee purchases flowers and works with Living Waters Hospice in distributing them to hospice homes.
Penny Pines Reforestation Project
The club collects coins at each meeting in order to contribute a minimum of 1 restoratioin plantation per year to Penny Pines. 18 plantations have been donated to date in Arizona National Forests.
Civic Beautification Project
Monitoring and maintaining planters located in historic downtown Kingman. Bonelli House is included in Civic Beautification.
Arbor Day Tree Plantings & Education
Taking the lead and coordinating with the City of Kingman and Kingman Master Gardeners in Arbor Tree Day plantings and community celebration. We provide Arbor Day Education Program to 5th graders at local public, private, and charter schools.
***Arbor Day 2015 Photos***
***Arbor Day 2016 Photos***
“Go Green” Recycling Projects
Encourage and emphasize recycling and conservation, working in local schools, senior facilities, and other community organizations to educate and partner on recycling, repurposing, and reducing waste in landfills.
Completed Project – Hualapai Mountain Medical Center Meditation Garden
Design and implement a meditation-healing garden at this facility. Financial support from the Kingman community, grant funding, and Cerbat Garden Club fund raising events. This project was started in 2006 and put on hold when the business was sold. The club contacted KRMC Foundation in August 2015 with the original plan and informed them that the club would like to expend its remaining available project funds toward completion of the hardscape. KRMC has granted its approval for the club to proceed. It is nearing completion. We have had pathways, patio surfaces, and boulders and rock along the walkway installed. We have planted a desert scape that is water wise. We have had large cement tortoise placed and a birdbath with benches surrounding. The gazebo now has tables and benches for seating. It is finished.
Completed Project – Loleta’s Tree
The Club donated a Mondel Pine, planted in February 2004 at Kathryn Heidenrich Senior Center, as a memorial to honor Cerbat Garden Club’s founder and first president, Loleta Bailey.
“The act of putting into your mouth what the earth has grown is perhaps your most direct interaction with the earth” ~ Frances Moore Lappe