School Garden Projects
BEE NATURE'S PARTNER . . . PLANTS AND POLLINATORS
The objectives of the 2011-2013 School Gardens Project,
"Bee Nature's Partner . . . Plants
and Pollinators" are to educate school students by creating native
gardens on school grounds. By using the classroom as the
laboratory, this project can engage students and teachers. In
planning for this project, clubs should emphasize using native
plants that attract bees, butterflies, hummngbirds and other native
pollinators to the garden.
The gardens may be large or small, portable or stationary.
Clubs may also incorporate educational instruction or materials and
the sustainability of the gardens.
- To educate school students, in North and South America, by
creating diverse, native gardens on school grounds.
- Use classroom as the laboratory; engage students and
- Emphasize native plants; use organic methods for both floral
and vegetable gardens.
- Emphasize native pollinators; use plants that attract bees,
butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators to the garden.
- Regional Awards - 1st place - $100.00; 2nd place - $50.00; and
3rd place - $25.00
- Sponsored by federated club
- Focus of importance and education of appropriate native plants
- Must be NEW project or NEW phase of an existing school
- Project must be completed to apply
- Complete 1-page application for certificate. No Books of
- Presented to local Garden Clubs, Regions, States, International
Affiliates at NGC Conventions
- Presented to participating schools acknowledging their
- Presented to participating clubs that promote the project as a
Special Exhibit at any meeting or Standard Flower Show.
- Download and complete 1-page application form by March 1,
and send to NGC School Gardens Chairman
- Application and photo will not be returned except by
Download the School Garden Project Information WORD & Application Form -
Contact NGC School Garden Projects Chairmen, June
Ashwood or IA School Gardens Chairman,
Sandy Mangels, for more information.