CONTACT US


Headquarters:
Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc.
P. O. Box 33520
Raleigh, NC 27636-3520
919-834-0686

 

Physical Location:
J.C. Raulston Arboretum
4415 Beryl Road
Raleigh, NC

 

Email: theGCofNC1@aol.com
Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 9:00-5:00

 

For Website Submissions:
See the Website Submission
Rules in Members Only
Contact:
Marcia Loudon, Website Chairman
gcnc.web@gmail.com
919-338-3957

Youth Clubs Overview

www.gardenclub/org>Youth Programs page>bees and Butterflies.Resources

ngc-header-image-5007“The Frightened Frog, An Environmental Tale”

“The Frightened Frog” is an early reader book written to educate elementary children about the environmental issues affecting amphibians. It includes Fun Frog Facts, a story describing the challenges of being a frog, and ways children can Leap Into Action to help protect, preserve and support frog and amphibian habitats in their own backyards!

http://www.gardenclub.org/youth/the-frightened-frog-elementary.aspx

NGC Related Youth Activities and Contests:
•    The 2015-2016 NGC Poetry Contest theme is “Croaking Leaping Frogs”
•    The 2015-2017 NGC High School Essay Contest theme is “Don’t Let the Frogs Croak!”
•    Establish a Backyard Wildlife Habitat and Certify with NWF!


 

GCNC-YGC-Membership-Guidelines National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC), South Atlantic Region (SAR), and The Garden Club of North Carolina, Inc., (GCNC) are dedicated to sponsoring and encouraging youth gardening groups, beginning at age three and continuing through the teen years.  They seek to inspire a love of gardening and the natural world in our youth, not only to improve and maintain our environment but also to share the sheer fun of “digging in the dirt”.  Membership benefits include:

  • Introduction to the art and science of gardening using fundamental math, reading and writing skills, as well as practical applications.
  • Increased awareness of the environment, natural resources, ecology, conservation, composting, and recycling.
  • Help in raising standardized test scores, especially in science.
  • Encouragement of creativity through observing the cycle of life.
  • Development of leadership skills.
  • Opportunity for participation and recognition in state, regional and national contests and awards.
  • Possibility of future hobbies and career opportunities.

There is a lot of supported information and award information at the NGC – Youth site

An example is the Native Plant project with the Girl Scouts.

Girl_Scouts_Native_Plants_Patch

THE ROSTER OF YOUTH CLUBS IS LOCATED IN THE MEMBERS ONLY SECTION OF WEBSITE.

 

DEADLINES

ALL ITEMS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE GCNC YOUTH CHAIRMAN ON OR BEFORE THE DATE INDICATED BELOW:

December 1 – Entries for all SAR and NGC awards (except for the Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl poster contest; that deadline is January 21st.)

March 1Rating sheet for YGC 2017-19 and a check for $10.00 payable to GCNC and MAILED to the GCNC State Office and the Rating Form EMAILED to State Youth Chairman . (New instructions this year)

YGC dues form.    mail to the GCNC State Office

Rating sheet for YGC 2017-19 e-mail the State Youth Chairman

March 1 – Entries for all GCNC awards

April 1 – Favors for the Youth Banquet at the GCNC Annual Meeting

 

There are 38 Youth Garden Clubs with 1,035 members in North Carolina.  For complete information on the youth program, contact the GCNC Youth Chairman, Betty Gorrie, 336-623-0623, bettys-garden@hotmail.com

 

 

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