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Recognition for Young Gardeners and the Adults Who Teach Them

  • The Frightened Frog Award

    For grades K-4
    Applicant projects must be sponsored by a garden club

    A first place ($100), second place ($75), third place ($50) and honorable mention ($25) will be given to a Youth Club, Youth Group or class in addition to a certificate for each award, for the most outstanding project dealing with the conservation of amphibians. A Certification of Participation will be given for each award application.

    A $25 award will be given to each NGC garden club that sponsors a winning applicant. A Certification of Participation will be given for each sponsor of an award application.

    Deadline for entry is March 15, 2017

    Send completed applications with completed and signed minor release form to:
    Brenda Moore, The Frightened Frog Chairman
    Email: B_Moore@frontier.com
    Phone: (304) 465-3647 | Cell Phone: (304) 573-4140
    1709 Edgewood Drive, Oak Hill, WV 25901-2013

    Click here to download a PDF with the award details.

  • Youth Pollinator Gardens Grant

    National Garden Clubs, Inc. is excited to announce a new grant opportunity for Garden Clubs working with youth clubs or groups planning and planting Pollinator Gardens. Grants, up to $200, are available for projects that include educational materials on the vital role pollinators play in nature and youth involvement in planning and planting gardens providing nesting and food sources for pollinators. Youth will learn the importance of providing appropriate food sources, nesting areas, shelter, and practicing sustainable gardening practices for pollinators by planning, planting, and maintaining these pollinator gardens.

    To apply for a grant, complete an NGC Grant Application, provide detailed information about the project, and submit your request to the NGC Youth Committee Chairman for approval.

  • The Augusta H. Brewer Certificate of Merit

    May be awarded to the Junior and/or Intermediate Garden Club sponsored by a member garden club which, through its own efforts, has been most successful in promoting all phases of garden club work.

  • Horticulture Achievement by a Junior and/or Intermediate Garden Club

    The Hessie Thomson Morrah Award and a $50 donation by Alaska Garden Clubs may be awarded for outstanding horticulture activity by a Junior and/or Intermediate Garden Club sponsored by a member garden club.

  • Conservation Award for Junior and/or Intermediate Garden Club

    A Certificate of Merit and a $10 donation by Judi Davis, may be awarded to the Junior and/or Intermediate Garden Club sponsored by a member garden club, which has successfully carried out the most outstanding conservation project.

  • High School Gardeners Accomplishment

    The Carrie Buhrman Nettleton Award and a $100 donation by June Ashworth may be awarded to a High School Gardeners club sponsored by a member garden club that has carried out the best all-around gardening project.

  • Youth Environmental Concern Award

    The Winifred F. Fink Award and a $25 donation by The Garden Club of Ohio, Inc. may be awarded to a youth garden club sponsored by a member garden club for the most outstanding project in the field of environmental concern, e. g. horticulture, landscaping, anti-litter, restoration, others.

  • Junior Garden Club Horticulture Award

    A Certificate of Merit and $50 (divided), donated by The Wisconsin Garden Club Federation, may be awarded to a Junior Garden Club sponsored by a member garden club for the most significant effort in planting and growing horticulture in an outdoor area.

  • High School Distinguished Service Project

    The High School Distinguished Service Project Award and $100 for first place, donated by The Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri, Inc. and $50 for second place, donated by Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. may be awarded to a high school student, grades 9-12, for an outstanding civic project making a significant improvement for public benefit, e.g. environment, conservation, landscape, horticulture, recycling, horticulture therapy, others.

Youth Related and Adults Working With Youth

  • Environmental Education

    The Jesse M. Connor Award and a $100 donation by Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. may be awarded for the most outstanding project in the field of environmental education involving youth.

  • Youth Horticulture Education

    The Helen Hussey Champlin Award and a $50 donation by the The New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs may be awarded for the best promotion of gardening among youth, based on the belief that youth should be educated to become future horticulturists.

  • Junior Leadership Award

    The Mary Louise Michie Award and a $100 donation by Former Presidents of The Arkansas Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc. may be awarded to an individual who has given outstanding service to youth as a leader of a Junior Garden Club.