YOUTH GARDEN CLUBS

Based on guidelines of the Garden Club of North Carolina, we seek to inspire members of our youth garden clubs with a life-long love of gardening and the natural world, not only to improve and maintain our environment but also to share the sheer fun of “digging in the dirt".

ROSEY GIRLS YOUTH GARDEN CLUB

The Rosey Girls Youth Garden Club (grades 3 through 6) meets monthly at the Raleigh Girls Club located at 701 N. Raleigh Blvd. (Raleigh). Meetings are usually the first Monday of the month (depending upon holidays) from 4:30 – 6:15 pm.

Rosey Girls Volunteers

Rosey Girls Volunteers

At our meetings the girls participate in an activity related to gardening. Their Club projects are a bird sanctuary, vegetable garden and a pollinator garden. Other activities include art projects like preparing posters for GCNC and NGC competitions as well as making table favors for RGC and GCNC events.

If you would like to join the fun and help with the Rosey Girls Club, contact one of the RGYGC chairs

Meeting dates for this year are:

Sept.9
Oct. 7
Nov. 4
Dec. 2
Jan. 6

Feb. 3
Mar. 2
Apr. 6
May 4
Jun. 1

MOORE SQUARE MIDDLE SCHOOL GARDEN CLUB

This group of students meets at their school, Moore Square Middle School, located at 301 S. Person St. in Raleigh on the first Wednesday of each month at 2:30 pm.

Along with their teacher, RGC volunteers encourage this group to learn about and enjoy the many aspects of gardening. The students take care of potted plants in their school building and collect seeds to prepare for their next planting season. The Club has a large garden area provided by their school.  In addition to vegetables, we are planning to add cut flowers to the garden making it possible to create arrangements for inside the school. A future goal is to hold a flower show at the school. learn and enjoy the many aspects of gardening. The school has provided a large area to plant.

If you would like to help, contact our MSMSGC chair.

Meeting dates for this year are:

Sept. 4
Oct. 2,
Nov. 6
Dec. 4
Jan. 8

Mar. 4
Apr. 1
May 6
Jun. 3
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EARTH HELPERS YOUTH GARDEN CLUB

This group of interested students meet at their school, Fuller GT/Magnet Elementary School., usually on the first Friday of each month at 8:30 am.

Photos courtesy of Fuller GT/Magnet Elementary School PTA

Photos courtesy of Fuller GT/Magnet Elementary School PTA

Activities planned for this year include planting and maintaining their Butterfly Garden, studying butterflies and bees and why they are important; and studying the science behind fall leaves - why they change color and fall off.

Specific dates will be updated in The Leaflet. If you would like to help, contact our FYGC chair.

COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS AND INTERN PROGRAM

NCSU HORTICULTURE SCHOLARSHIPS

Each year the club provides a scholarship to at least one student in the Department of Horticulture at NC State University. The RGC Scholarship Fund was endowed at NCSU with generous contributions by the RGC and its individual members. Contributions to the RGC Scholarship Fund are welcome.

This year the endowment fund allowed two $1500 scholarships to be awarded. The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences chose two deserving students, Rebecca Del Grande and Jarred Taylor.

JC RAULSTON ARBORETUM
INTERN PROGRAM

The Club contributes funds from our community donations budget to a work/study program for horticulture students to work at the JC Raulston Arboretum during the summer. The 2019 summer interns at JCRA were Liam Godbold, a sophomore  in Biotechnology at James Madison University, Branden Kowalyszyn, a senior in Horticulture at NCSU; Hannah Fetzer, a junior in Horticulture at NCSU, Emma Rider, a senior in Horticulture at NCSU in Horticulture; and Alexis Tennant, a senior in Child Development at Meredith College.