The American Horticultural Society’s Virtual Art Show and Sale is now open! Each year AHS’s River Farm headquarters in Alexandria, VA is fortunate to work with talented local artists who share their horticultural and nature-themed artwork at annual Art Shows and Open Houses throughout the year.
The Virtual Art Show is open through June. A portion of all sales benefits the American Horticultural Society’s national programs and mission to share with all Americans the critical role of plants, gardens, and green spaces in creating healthy, livable communities and a sustainable planet.
The American Horticultural Society (AHS) at River Farm is participating again this year, and this time around, our need for donations is even stronger. Due to the COVID-19-related temporary closure of our manor house, grounds, and gardens, we have lost substantial revenue from cancelled property rentals, programming, workshops, and events. The AHS is self-funded, does not receive government support, and is not endowed; thus, we’re dependent on the generosity of people like you who support our sustainable gardening mission and appreciate the educational outreach, programs, and resources we provide, including at our beautiful and historic River Farm headquarters.
AHS Kicks Off Year-End Giving Campaign With #GivingTuesday
As gardeners, we all can make a difference for the planet. That’s why the AHS is encouraging you to resolve to grow greener in 2020. Our gardens may seem small compared to big environmental challenges like climate change and the loss of pollinator species, but the truth is that every gardener has the power to make a difference by committing to practice—and promote—Earth-friendly gardening.
The AHS is committed to making Earth-friendly gardening an integral part of American life. And everything we do is made possible through the support of the general public.
By becoming an AHS member or making a donation, you can help us inspire all Americans to fall in love with gardening and become responsible caretakers of the Earth, from articles in AHS’s The American Gardener magazine to programs like our National Children & Youth Garden Symposium that are growing the next generation of stewardship gardeners.
AHS Annual Online Auction Launches October 10, 2019
Our annual AHS Online Auction is back from October 10-24, 2019. All proceeds go to the outreach of the American Horticultural Society and the stewardship of River Farm. For a sampling of featured garden tour packages, visit our Online Auction page or go straight to our auction site. The garden pictured above is courtesy of Chanticleer Garden in Wayne, Pennsylvania (credit: Lisa Roper).
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First-Ever AHS Giving Day Focuses on Protecting Pollinators
The Amercian Horticultural Society (AHS) will hold its first-ever Giving Day on Saturday, August 17 — National Honey Bee Day.
National Honey Bee Day celebrates the bees that are necessary to pollinate more than one-third of the food we eat but whose population is declining. A combination of habitat loss, disease, and pesticide exposure is taking its toll.
The AHS is working to protect honey bees and other pollinators for future generations, but we need your help, Giving Day is an opportunity for the AHS gardening community to come together to help protect pollinators. We have set a goal to raise $10,000 to support our work to promote Earth-friendly gardening, which includes increasing public awareness about the importance of pollinators and pollinator gardening; providing learning opportunities for K-12 educators about pollinators and pollinator gardening; and modeling Earth-friendly gardening practices at our River Farm headquarters.
To give us a head start in our fundraising, MOM’s Organic Market has generously provided a lead gift of $1,000. Will you help build on this lead by making a donation today?