National Garden Club, Inc. Schools
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In his later years, retired at his home
``Although an old man, I am but a young gardener."
Gardeners never stop learning.
CGCI offers gardening related courses developed by National Garden Clubs, Inc. The curriculum for these courses has been tested around the country and perfected & refined to impart the most important information in the least amount of time.
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A series of 4 courses may be sponsored by a member club, a group of member clubs, a district or CGCI. After successful completion of four courses a member may become an accredited gardening consultant. Objectives are to stimulate an interest in horticulture and to further the art of gardening.
NGC has prepared a series of four (4) Landscape Design Study Courses with a Landscape Design Critics card issued upon successful completion of the series. Objectives are to promote awareness and understanding of the principles and theories of landscape design, site planning and landscaping, as well as the ordinances, zoning restrictions and codes developed by government agencies for good land use development. The public is welcome at any or all of the courses.
For information, contact Alexis Slafer.
A series of four intensive courses (approx. two days each in lengt h) that covers the principles of Floral design as well as fundamentals of plant life. Training is given in judging design and horticulture. After successful completion of the four courses and after passing the reading exam, a member may become an accredited judge.
Advanced Flower Show schools are called Symposiums. Information offered at symposia is more advanced than that presented in the flower show schools.
NGC has initiated an environmental studies program to further the awareness and understanding of the environment and to promote environmental literacy, through outreach programs, for citizens of every age.
Schools will be a series of four (4) Courses, eleven hours each. Each course is divided into learning units designed to be interesting, informative and to outline positive actions we can all pursue to be good stewards of The Living Earth. Courses are open to all interested people who may attend any or all of them for personal growth. Only NGC members may take the exam (open book) for credit toward the nationally accredited designation, NGC Environmental Consultant.
For information, see the Environmental Schools pages on this website.
Your club or district can
A series of schools may be sponsored by a member club, district, judges council (in the case of Flower ShowSchools), or a state garden club.
Contact your District Director or CGCI for more information.