NGC Gardening School
Gardening School is one of the four schools offered by National Garden Clubs that provide resources, education and advancement in the study of gardening and horticulture, landscape design, environmental issues, floral design and flower show judging.
Linda Brashier, School Co-Chairman Beth Erwin, Co-Chairman
Do you want to become a better gardener, to know more about plant materials and how they grow? NGC Gardening School courses are for you. The Gardening School courses are designed for members and other interested persons to become accomplished horticulturists.
Instructors are college/university professors or experts in the fields covered. Students will receive a well-rounded education in all aspects of growing plants and will go home armed with the knowledge to achieve gardening success.
NGC GARDENING SCHOOL REGISTRATION FORM
Course 2: Gardening School will be held February 27-28 at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Experiment Station in Hammond, Louisiana. Please check back for more info.
Helping Members Become Accomplished Horticulturists
The NGC Gardening School Courses are designed to provide information on topics of interest to those especially interested in gardening, horticulture and related topics. The program consists of a series of four courses, customarily held about six months apart, scheduled for two days of instruction, followed by a general examination on the morning of the third day. Courses cover all aspects of gardening from soil structure to pruning techniques, plant identification, etc. Topics include basic botany, soils, growing annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, fruits and vegetables, lawns, pests and diseases of plants, plant classification, pruning and selected topics relative to our area. All instructors gear course curriculum to be relevant to the area the course is being taught.
Although the courses are intended primarily for garden club members, they are open to the public, requiring only the payment of a nominal fee. Courses may be sponsored by member clubs, groups of clubs, and state garden clubs. Garden club members, upon completion of all four courses and passing all tests, receive the designation as an NGC Gardening Consultant. Non-garden club members may attain Consultant status by joining a garden club during the course series or shortly after completion.
Gardening School Course 1 Instructors Allen Owings, Annie Coco, and Miles Brashier