Wednesday, May 5, 2022
was the Big Day Of Giving 2022
Thank you so much to all our friends, family, and community members who donated to our 2022 BDOG campaign! We raised almost $3000, including $1000 match funds from our friends at Zen Garden Wellness. The funds we have raised will help us begin creating our vision for this wonderful new community facility.
Our plan is to build an International Cuisine Garden and outdoor art gallery for our Community to celebrate together for years to come! We will continue our free and low-cost art and gardening workshops, lessons, and activities in the community. We will continue to partner with other mission-aligned groups and associations to further our goal of environmental equity education and celebration of cultural diversity.
We are still accepting contributions of time, resources, and funds to help us accomplish this goal. Come to our monthly meetings and let your voice be heard!
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Enjoy our Spring Art Show, “My Butterfly Journey Home” up through summer at 1591 Newborough Dr. We had a wonderful May Day Celebration and Artists Reception on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at the new Gallery site. Our friends and neighbors come out to visit and share their visions and goals for the new Art & Garden Center and Gallery. Our community is as beautiful as the art we have in this show! Thanks to all who participated!
The theme of our latest celebrates the rich diversity of our community through the metaphor of the butterfly.
NGAC’s Ninos Community Garden Plot Project Update
NGAC maintains a 20′ x 20′ plot in the Ninos Community Garden located in South Natomas. Club members and supporters are welcome to participate. This is an excellent opportunity for NGAC members to learn and practice their gardening skills in a large and very sunny garden plot!!
Much of the food grown here in the club’s plot is donated every season to various local food banks. NGAC members also provide a volunteer resource for the Ninos Community Garden’s maintenance and site clean-up.
NGAC’s plot in the Ninos Community Garden has produced a bountiful summer harvest last year! Club members planted a variety of tomatoes, squash, watermelon, beans, and peppers, along with zinnias, cosmos and bachelor buttons. We had 5 harvests over the course of the summer, each donated to a local food bank. See pics!.
We are gearing up to start our spring/summer garden and are looking for members to be a part of our team for the planning, planting, maintenance, and periodic harvesting of the plot.
Please contact Nancy Kapellas at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested!
The Natomas Garden and Arts Club, Inc. is a nonprofit public benefit corporation formed by residents of Natomas. Incorporated on July 1, 2018, our mission is “Connecting and Enriching the community through Gardening and Arts”. Since 2018, we have been working with the City to open a community Art & Garden Center and Gallery in the heart of Natomas. After years of planning, our vision will soon be realized! Take a tour of the interior of the future Gallery and Art Center at 1591 Newborough Dr.
New EASIER donation portal!
The Giving Edge Donations The platform we use for the Big Day Of Giving (Coming in May…Mark your calendars!) is versatile enough to allow for our friends and supporters to give to the NGAC year-round. Check out our current “Membership Drive” Fundraising Campaign!
Additionally, in 2020, your donation of $30 or more now gets you BENEFITS such as discounts on workshops, sales, and admission fees!
Click here to JOIN or RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY! https://www.bigdayofgiving.org/donate/natomasgac
Loads of spooky, family friendly fun happened at 2425 Northgate Blvd! There was an afternoon of arts, crafts and community! Monstrously good times!! LoL
FAMILY FUN! Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) Shoebox Ofrendas Workshop at Stanford Settlement Neighborhood Center — Florentina Favela led this inspirational workshop, showing us how to remember those passed from our lives, creating authentic, miniature altars (ofrendas) to keep for years to come! Thank you to all who attended!
Current Month Events
- 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, May 1, 2022 – Artists' Reception and May Day Celebration 1591 Newborough Dr.
- 9:00 am – 10:00 am, May 8, 2022 – Ninos Pollinator Garden Workday
- 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm, May 11, 2022 – NGAC Monthly Board Meeting
- 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, May 25, 2022 – Natomas Garden & Arts Collective Monthly Gathering