Cherry capital rose society celebrates 25 years
This year, 2018, marks 25 years that Cherry Capital Rose Society has shared info and helped gardeners grow roses more successfully. But the Cherry Capital Rose Society does more than that. They give back to their community in so many ways. Throughout the growing season, you’ll find CCRS members planting, weeding, pruning and fertilizing the gardens the Botanic Garden, and the local library. You’ll see them raising funds through their Soil Amendment Program and then you’ll see them donating those funds to a host of worthwhile programs and organizations.
Since 2007, CCRS has given over $12,000 to charities and non-profits. They have supported medical care with gifts to the Munson Breast Health Center, Hospice House, and the Traverse Health Clinic. They have supported youth programs with donations to the GTA Children’s Garden, MSUE Junior Master Gardeners, and Michael’s Place. They’ve reached out to individuals and families in need with gifts to the Father Fred Foundation, Community Lunch/Meals, Meals on Wheels, Chippewa Area Keryx, Friends of the Light Meeting House, and My Sister’s House. We made a donation this January to SEEDS so Rapid City Elementary School could purchase a compost bin for educational purposes. They have expanded their mission to encourage gardens and roses through donations to The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park and Master Gardeners Association of Northwest Michigan. They have given their hearts and their hands to make their world a better place.
If you haven’t been to a meeting in a while maybe this year is the year to pick an event and come back and see us. We are sure you will enjoy yourself!