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Each year,Clayton Valley Garden Club members enjoy participating in a variety of new and ongoing community projects, including the following:


Civic Projects:

Daffodil Hill:

2000 Photos; 2012  Photos,Clayton Pioneer Article; 2013 Photos, Concord Transcript ArticleClayton Pioneer Article 


Clayton Community Library:

Rose Pruning Workshop & Work Session:

March 2014 - CVGC Member and CC Rose Society Director, JOAN THISIUS gave a rose pruning workshop at the front Library Rose Beds, followed with a group pruning session with 13 CVGC volunteers. Photos

More:Clayton Community Library Beds,


Downtown Clayton - Main Street Planters


Community Fundraising Projects:

Diamond Terrace Retirement Community - PA / Sound System Improvements - 2013-2014:

Final Fundraising Barometer and Donor's Honor Roll


Bumblebee Farm & Garden - Tour and Potluck

October 2013

A Fundraiser for a new PA System  for Diamond Terrace Retirement Living, Clayton



CVGC-STAND!- Joint Succulent Pumpkin Workshop 2014:

The CVGC and fellow non-profit, STAND! (for families free of violence) joined forces to create 41 Succulent Pumpkin centerpieces for their SOLD-OUT annual fundraiser, ‘Rebuilding Lives Luncheon’ October 2014. The Succulent centerpieces were silently auctioned, raising an additional $1300 for STAND!  More Workshop Info and Photos, Clayton Pioneer Newspaper Article, Concord Transcript Newspaper Article


Educational projects:


Diablo View Middle School Vegetable Garden Weed Solarization , Raised, Accessible Planter BoxesBarn Owl Nesting Box Installation 2013 


Clayton Historical Society Museum - Educational Garden Project:

Native and Historical Plant Educational GardenBarn Owl Nesting Box Installation 2013 



Mt Diablo Elementary SchoolMs Shelly's Raised Planter Boxes construction & maintenance, and Teacher's Memorial Rose Garden maintenance - 2013, Barn Owl Nesting Box Installation 2013


CVGC-Sponsored Eagle Scout Project - Ryan Nebeker's Barn Owl Nesting Boxes

Boxes were installed at 5 local locations! And, Ryan has earned his Eagle Scout Status!

Info and Photos / More Photos

Philanthropic projects:

Blossoms for Barbara

This event was created by Linda Manss Karp in loving memory of her mother Barbara Manss who passed away in November 2011.The event is called 'Blossoms for Barbara' in her memory. Our goal is to deliver festively decorated flowering plants to our neighbors in Convalescent Care, in Hospice, in Veterans Centers, at Battered Womens Shelters, and to shut-ins receiving Meals on Wheels in the greater Clayton, Concord, and Diablo Valley area during Valentines Week.

2012 - 2012 Clayton Pioneer article,Blossoms for Barbara Scrapbook;

2013 - 2013 Flyer, Blossoms for Barbara Scrapbook

2014 -


2015 - Clayton Pioneer article - January 2015

Clayton Gazette article - February 2015

to KPIX News Interview with Linda Manns Karp, February 8, 2015

This philanthropic event was made possible in 2015 - in large part, due to a generous $1000 donation from the Clayton Business and Community Association (CBCA)

We delivered 1,230 gifts of love and compassion for Valentine’s Day. All the festively decorated flowering plants were delivered and gifted to those under hospice care, shut-in patients in assisted living and convalescent locations,  battered Woman’s Shelters, a Veterans Hospice, and the elderly and shut-in recipients of Meals on Wheels in Contra Costa County.

American Cancer Society - Relay For Life, Clayton - Caregiver's Garden - 2012, 2013, 2014 Info,  

Memorial projects:

Blue Star Moms/CVGC - Memorial ByWay Marker, "The Grove" Community Park, Clayton