Why Donate to Goodell Gardens & Homestead?
Simply put, Goodell Gardens & Homestead is growing, much like the beatiful plants you will see when you visit our site. From the pre-historic Dawn Red Wood and the Franklinia (or Ben Franklin Tree), which had been thought to be extinct at one time, to the gardens themselves, which had become overgrown from years of limited care, Goodell Gardens & Homestead has begun to bloom once more.
With educational and cultural programming throughout the open season, Goodell Gardesn & Homestead provides Edinboro and the surrounding communities with a venue for public gatherings, music, art and lectures. From the Tea Time Talks Lecture Series, which focuses on a variety of topics affecting the modern-day gardener, the music series throughout the summer and other special events, the numbers of people we see come through our garden gate each year continues to increase exponentially. With nearly 7,000 visitors in 2010, Goodell Gardens & Homestead is quickly becoming the place to be in Edinboro.
As the host site for the festival headquarters at the Edinboro Art & Music Festival, we start our season each year as part an event that brings thousands of visitors to our beautiful town each year. Ending the season with our capstone event, the Homegrown Harvest Festival, saw record attendance in 2010, with our first season of Farmers' Markets leading up to the event.
The vision of the Goodell sisters, Carrie and Margaret - the first people to donate to Goodell Gardens, is one of our main driving factors. And our mission, as outlined below, helps us make that vision a reality.
To hold and maintain botanical and historical collections for exhibition and interpretation in order to encourage public understanding and appreciation of plants, their relationship to humanity, and the heritage of the Goodell family. This mission is accomplished through educational programming and the adaptive reuse of the buildings, land, and artifacts of the Goodell homestead and farm.
Join our Board, members, staff, volunteers and countless others by helping bring this vision to life.
Donations may be made through Google Checkout (using the form below),can be mailed to Goodell Gardens & Homestead, PO Box 156, Edinboro, PA 16412, dropped off at the Gardens in person during regular business hours, via credit by phone -
(814) 734-6699 during regular business hours, or you can provided continued support by becoming a member.
Thank you for your consideration.