Hey Moms and Dads: on Sunday February 25th, the kids are invited to take part in an extra special activity.
Children (ages 5 and older) will hear a reading of “The Saved Seed,” by Brenda Moore. It’s the story of a pumpkin, starting out as a seedling, then growing into a vine and finally being carved in time to celebrate Halloween.
Kids will also learn where seeds actually come from by examining
various fruits to find the seeds inside.
Finally, each child will plant seeds in a paper container that they can take home and watch grow (additional seeds will be available for purchase).
Event registration is from 12 pm to 12:45 pm on Sunday, February 25th. Sign-up takes place at the youth section of the Garden Club of New Jersey flower show. Please note there is a limit to the number of available seats.
Planting will be taking place from 1 pm until 2 pm.
The Garden Club of New Jersey (GCNJ) is pleased to present “Youth Lead The Way,” a Junior Standard Flower Show, February 26, 2017, at the New Jersey Flower & Garden Show.
Gardening provides different forms of engagement for children, and the GCNJ has a long history of supporting the horticultural interests of our youth and their families.
Our Junior Standard Flower Show will feature fun and exciting floral designs, artistic crafts and other entries -- created by New Jersey’s younger garden and flower enthusiasts!
In addition there will be music, face painting, crafts and activities.
Section C: Youth Exhibits “A Color of My Own”
Section C-1: “It’s Easy Being Green”
Eligible for Youth Top Exhibitor Award for Horticulture
Class 7: Single Plant
Class 8: Terrarium
Class 9: Planter
Class 10: Paper White Narcissus Forcing
Section C-2: “Flying Colors”
Eligible for Youth Top Exhibitor Award for Design
Class 11: “Outside the Lines” Juniors
Class 12: “Primary Colors” Intermediate
Class 13: “Cool Shades” High School
Section C-3: “Land of Make Believe”
Eligible for “Kaleidoscope” Youth Artistic Craft Award
Class 14: “Do You Believe in Magic?”
Class 15: “Over the Rainbow”
Class 16: “Colors on the Wing”
Section C-4: “True Colors”
Eligible for Youth Top Exhibitor Award for Educational Exhibits
Exhibit 1: “If You Plant It, They Will Come”
Section C-5: “Color Vision”
Eligible for Kaleidoscope Youth Award for Photography
Class 17: “My Favorite Color”
Class 18: “It’s On the Map”
Class 19: “Snapshot”
Section C-6: Youth Contest Winners
This section highlights the pre-selected Garden Club of NJ state winners of each contest
Class 20: Woodsy Owl/ Smokey Bear
Class 21: Poetry
Section C-7: Youth Invitational Non-Competitive
Eligible for Award of Appreciation
Exhibit 2: The Great Zucchini Race
The Garden Club of New Jersey is a not-for-profit association of 107 local garden clubs across the entire state.
The goals of the Garden Club of New Jersey include:
GCNJ sponsors four schools, which are open to the public, for the enrichment and certification in gardening studies, landscape design, flower show (floral design and horticulture) and environmental studies.
GCNJ awards over $14,000 per year in scholarships to worthy students entering the fields related to environmental science, land management, horticulture and floriculture.
Among its most popular projects are:
Learn more by visiting the GCNJ website at www.gardenclubofnewjersey.com