2020 KNPS Botanical Symposium

On Dec. 11, 2020, Kentucky Native Plant Society held their first virtual membership meeting and botanical symposium. For several years, KNPS has organized a botanical symposium in the fall with a goal of bringing together professionals, citizen scientists, academics, gardeners and students in order to learn about what’s going on in the world of Kentucky Botany. Despite the pandemic year, they thought it was important to continue this event.

More than 120 people gathered online for several hours of informative presentations and interesting discussions. To share the information more widely, all of the presentations are now available online:

The Kentucky Botanical Symposium 2020

Resource Library

GCKY’S MISSION: To provide education, resources and networking opportunities for its members and to promote the love of gardening, floral design, and civic and environmental responsibility.

To help share gardening information, we are building an on-line library of speakers and the presentations they can provide.

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Scholarships

The Garden Club of Kentucky Scholarship Program

Purpose:  To offer financial aid to outstanding KY students and to encourage the study of horticulture, floriculture, landscape design, botany, plant science, city planning, forestry, and allied subjects.

The scholarship application should be in your Download Folder. It can be filled in using Microsoft Word. It should then be printed and sent with the requested documentation to the scholarship committee (their address is on the form).


Donate to the Scholarship Program

Club donations to “Dollars For Scholars” and “Friends of Scholars” gifts make these scholarships possible.  Friends of Scholars are private donations given as memorials or in honor of someone.

To make a donation, make check payable to The Garden Club of Kentucky, Inc., and mail it with the Friends of Scholars form.

FRIENDS OF SCHOLARS FORM

to: Jan Worth, GCKY State Treasurer, 2305 Shannon Road, Paris, KY 40361

Education

Education

Programs are available for garden club members and anyone wanting to further their learning.


Workshops

Workshops are offered by different organizations.
Please contact us for upcoming events


Environmental Study Schools

Environmental Studies Consultant PinNational Garden Clubs, Inc. offers courses in environmental studies that make it possible to become literate and knowledgeable on issues pertaining to the environment. Each of four courses is composed of eleven one-hour learning units, beginning with an introduction to Environmental Studies then focusing on Air, Land and Water. The units are taught by qualified instructors. Anyone may attend for personal growth or for credit.
KY Chairman: Kay Fisher, 859-278-5875

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NGC Environmental Studies

NGC Environmental Course #2

~Contact: Gloria Whyte 314-993-6534 gloriacm@sbcglobal.net | SysAdmin
~What: NGC Environmental Studies
~When: Mon 15 Mar 2021 – Thu 18 Mar 2021 (All Day Eastern Time)

Courses are held via Zoom

  • Course 2 The Living Earth – Land and Related Issues: Ecology – Land, Plants – Agriculture, Source Reduction of Pollutants, Toxics and Materials, Coastal Zone Management, Environmental Resources, Wildlife – Animals -The Misunderstoods, Gardening with Nature

The mission of the Environmental Schools is to teach environmental literacy to cherish, protect and conserve the living earth. The courses teach participants environmental literacy, appreciation of the natural world, encourages action for sustainable development and appreciation for the interrelation of all natural things. Land conservation, water conservation and air quality is particularly emphasized.

Environmental Schools are a fun practical and economical approach to obtain a basic environmental education. Local garden clubs, councils, districts, State Garden Clubs or Region sponsor a series of four courses of 10 hours each. These classes investigate, challenge and explore all aspects of the environment with a focus on the interrelationships of plants, animals, insects and people. The goal is to maintain and renew an energy efficient and sustainable environment. Each course includes a 2-hour field trip. Tours may include natural areas, power or recycling plants, nature centers, sustainable architecture or boat trips to explore aquatic eco-systems.

Learn more about becoming a Consultant here.

 

 

NGC Environmental Studies

NGC Environmental Course #4

~Contact: Register: Jeri Decker 954-913-1616 jkenjeri@bellsouth.net | National Garden Clubs http://www.gardenclub.org
~What: NGC Environmental Studies
~When: Thu 15 Apr 2021 – Fri 16 Apr 2021 (All Day Eastern Time)

Courses are held via Zoom

Course 4 The Living Earth – Water: Ecology – Water, Plants – Aquatic Plants, Environmental Science, Sustainability, Wildlife – Aquatic Animals, Youth Programs in Environmental Education, Earth Stewardship – Effective Citizenship

The mission of the Environmental Schools is to teach environmental literacy to cherish, protect and conserve the living earth. The courses teach participants environmental literacy, appreciation of the natural world, encourages action for sustainable development and appreciation for the interrelation of all natural things. Land conservation, water conservation and air quality is particularly emphasized.

Environmental Schools are a fun practical and economical approach to obtain a basic environmental education. Local garden clubs, councils, districts, State Garden Clubs or Region sponsor a series of four courses of 10 hours each. These classes investigate, challenge and explore all aspects of the environment with a focus on the interrelationships of plants, animals, insects and people. The goal is to maintain and renew an energy efficient and sustainable environment. Each course includes a 2-hour field trip. Tours may include natural areas, power or recycling plants, nature centers, sustainable architecture or boat trips to explore aquatic eco-systems.

Learn more about becoming a Consultant here.

 

 

See the NGC Website for more information and more schools


Flower Show Schools

The Flower Show Schools program provides the educational opportunity for all National Garden Clubs, Inc members to attend classes devoted to the study of horticulture, floral design and flower show procedures, with emphasis in informed and objective judging. This is the avenue by which members may, upon the successful completion of a school series, become National Garden Clubs Accredited Flower Show Judges. Advance courses are also provided in the form of symposiums in order for Accredited Judges to maintain their good standing and advance their judging levels.
KY Chairman: Sue Kirkman or 502-229-5976.

Please contact us for upcoming events

See the NGC Website for more information and more schools


Gardening Study Schools

For anyone who loves plants and gardening and wants to keep up with the latest trends and techniques, the Gardening Study Schools are for you. This is a program coordinated by National Garden Clubs. The specific curriculum covers: Basic Botany, Soils, Plant Propagation, Plant Diseases and Pests, Container Gardening, Plant Classification, Identification, Pruning, Growing Fruits and Vegetables, and Growing Under Lights. This course will not only stimulate the beginning gardener, but will also challenge the advanced gardener.
KY Chairman: Jo Jean Scott, or 270-781-2089

Please contact us for upcoming events

See the NGC Website for more information and more schools


Landscape Design Schools

The purpose of Landscape Design School is to educate club members in the science of proper landscape design procedures and to serve as guardians and critics of our outdoor beauty with a greater appreciation of the environment, both natural and man-made. The diversity of the courses curriculum from history of landscape design to that of contemporary landscape architecture appeals to a broad range of interest.
KY Chairman: Jim Mullen, 270-350-5566

Please contact us for upcoming events

Most schools are for a period of two days with an exam on the third day. For more information on schools and where they are being held contact:  National Garden Club, Inc. by calling 314-776-7574 or send an e-mail.

See the NGC Website for more information and more schools