Youth-Join Us


Lisa Cosand,

Signing up is EASY!

Youth Group New/Renewal Form

There are only a few simple requirements:

  • The youth groups can be organized in schools, churches, recreational and after-school programs, Scouts, 4-H, FFA, FHA, Campfire, and similar groups.
  • Each category of youth gardeners
    • must be sponsored by a CGCI federated garden club or District. 
    • be registered annually with both appropriate CGCI and NGC chairmen
    • have all privileges of CGCI except the right to vote and hold office
  • Sponsors are encouraged to accept responsibility in the following:
    • Work directly or indirectly with the youth group in one or more of the following: Leadership, teaching talent, financial support, or any other help to effectively provide and assist in carrying out a quality youth gardening program.
    • Assist leader in applying for awards, compiling books of evidence, and individual honors at State, Regional and National levels to bring recognition to the sponsor and California Garden Clubs, Inc.
    • Maintain close contact with the youth leader so that the youth group gets information on awards, grants and materials shared at CGCI Fall/Winter board meetings and conventions.
  • Sponsoring Club or District is required to submit an Annual Renewal form due by June 1.
Youth Garden Clubs pay no dues.
  • CGCI pays $10.00 annually to National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC, Inc.) to cover all Ecotot, Junior, Intermediate, and High School Youth Gardeners.
  • The dues to NGC are paid annually from the CGCI general fund.
There's something for every age group
  • Ecotots (pre-school-K)
  • Junior (1st - 6th grade)
  • Intermediate (7th - 9th grade)
  • High School (9th - 12th grade)
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