Pine Jog Partnership

 

The Pine Jog Environmental Education Center is located in West Palm Beach Florida. The center's mission is to develop, provide and model environmental education programs in order to promote an understanding of the earth and its inhabitants. 

 

The Garden Club of Palm Beach has been involved with and given support to Pine Jog for decades. An early member of The Garden Club of Palm Beach, Elizabeth Kay and her husband, Alfred Kay purchased the original 150-arcre Pine Jog Plantation in 1948.  Originally, the Kays grew flowers, fruits and vegetable on their land. Subsequently Elizabeth Kay supported environmental educational programs at Pine Jog. 

 

Sponsored by The Garden Club of Palm Beach, Pine Jog won a national Garden Club of America Award for its “Teaching Marsh” in 1973.  The Garden Club of Palm Beach sponsored Pine Jog for The Founder’s Fund Award from The Garden Club of America. In 2009, The Garden Club of Palm Beach again proposed Pine Jog for the Founder’s Fund Award. In 2009 Pine Jog was a runner up for the award and received funds to help restore a native field habitat at Pine Jog Environmental Education Center. Annually, The Garden Club of Palm Beach funds a graduate scholarship and Palm Beach Garden Club members serve on Pine Jog’s Board.