Ziesmer Awarded GCKY Enrichment Award

Robert L. (Bob) Ziesmer, Danville, was awarded the Garden Club of Kentucky Enrichment Award at the 2019 state meeting held in Berea in April 2019. The award is given annually to a non-garden club member or organization that exemplifies the goals of the Garden Club of Kentucky.

Bob Ziesmer supplies not only his friends in the community with produce from his gardens, he supplies Grace Cafe, a local non-profit pay-as-you-can restaurant committed to serving fresh, healthy, local food regardless of the patron’s ability to pay for it.

His newest project is to raise vegetables which are typically found in Syrian markets for the two Syrian refugee families who have recently settled in Danville. Not only does he provide for his Syrian friends, he has introduced these exciting and exotic vegetables into the greater Danville community.

Working with Centre College students and students from Boyle County High School, Bob has expanded his efforts in planting more and larger gardens to provide these “new” vegetables. Around town, he is known as “Centre Grandpa.”

The award was presented by Donna Smith, GCKY first vice-president, and Gigi Biles, state historian and member of the Garden Club of Danville, who nominated Bob for the award.

Submitted by Gigi Biles

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Awards

Awards

Through the GCKY, SAR, and NGC awards programs, garden clubs and their members receive recognition for outstanding achievement.  Recognition of your club’s activities, projects, and other efforts creates pride and encourages members to further their hard work.

Look over the Awards and Rules, and you’ll probably find several awards for which your club could apply .

GCKY Awards Application 2019-2021

List of Awards 2019-2021

Sample Completed Application Form


Club President’s Report

 Due 15 Jan 2020

(clubs scoring 100 or above receive the Award of Excellence)


 

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Awards Categories

  • Awards of Excellence
  • Civic Achievement
  • Conservation/Environment
  • Historic Preservation/Historic or Memorial Gardens
  • Horticulture
  • Horticulture Therapy/Garden Therapy
  • Landscaping and Landscape Design
  • Operation Wildflower
  • Promotion
  • Publication
  • Service & Recognition
  • Flower Show Achievement
  • Yearbooks
  • Youth

2015 Winners

 


National Garden Club Awards (on NGC website)

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for the current application forms and information about

  • NGC Flower Show Application
  • NGC Flower Show Achievement
  • NGC President’s Project