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Schools


Landscape Design School
Garden Study School
Flower Show School
Enviornmental Studies School


The National Garden Clubs is a not-for-profit educational organization with its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. As part of its mission, NGC offers educational opportunities for members and non-members.

NGC supports four schools, Landscape Design, Flower Show Schools, Enviornmental Studies and Garden Study.  A series of four courses in environmental studies offered over a period of time (usually two years) by local or State Garden Clubs. Students completing the courses may become NGC Consultants.



Landscape Design School

The Landscape Design Study School was developed by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. in 1958.  This is the first Landscape Design Study School in Nebraska.  The stated purpose of this four-course study is "to educate garden club members and the public to know good landscape architectural practice and to serve as guardians and critics of the natural and man-made landscape."  Anyone is welcome to attend who wishes to familiarize themselves with the principles and practices of landscape as stewards of the outdoors.


Landscape Design Consultants are needed to serve intelligently as members of park boards, conservation commissions, school grounds committees and other commuity orgaizations; to collaborate with members of the design professions in planning grounds of pubic buildings, parks, nature preserves and roadsides; and to use their influence with public officials to insist that competent professionals in landscape design be employed to plan our landscape.

The Landscape Design Study Program is open to all.  But to receive consultation certification, one must be a member of the National Garden Club, Inc. (NGC) through membership in a state organization such as the Federated Garden Clubs of Nebraska.  A current subscription to The National Gardener is also required for non-members.  A one year subscription is $6.50 for National Garden Clubs, 4401 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110-3492 or call 314-776-7574.  The text for the entire series is Stewards of the Land:  A Survey of Landscape Architecture and Design in America, published by NGC, Inc.  The cost is $40.00 plus shipping and handling.

The Landscape Design Study Program is a series of four courses, educational/optional programs and tours.  National Garden Club members who complete a series of four courses, passing the examinations with grades of 70% or above, are eligible to receive the Consultants Certification Card, and NGC credential.  This certificate does not qualify the graduate to go into professional practice, but it is recognized as a sign of special achievement among NGC members.  The series of four courses must be completed within no fewer than two years nor more seven years.  A student unable to complete fhe four courses within seven years due to  health or another serious problem may request an extention.

A non-NGC member student who has successfully completed the four courses may apply for consultant cerification upon joining a NGC garden club within five years after completing the series.  A Certificate of Appreciation may be awarded to non-NGC member student attending a full course in a series.

No Landscape Design School is scheduled for 2016.

For more information, please contact the Federated Garden Clubs of Nebraska at fedgardenclubne@gmail.com.

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Gardening Study

The Gardening Study School was developed by the National Garden Clubs, Inc. in 1977.  This is the first Gardening Study School in Nebraska.  The stated purpose of this four-course study is to provide information on topics of interest to the public in gardening, horticulture and related topics.  Any one is welcome to attend who wishes to familiarize themselves with the principles and practices of gardening

 

Students are urged to take the optional tests to get the most value from this study.  Examination questions are based on the required reading.  Some topics have an open book option. Garden club members may apply for a Gardening Consultant Certificate by attendance at all four courses and grades of 70 or better on the tests.  The 4 courses must be completed in not less than 2 years and not more than 7 years. 

 

“What a joy it is to learn the correct way to plant, to prune and marvel at what you have done! “

 

NOTE:  THE FOLLOWING MATERIALS ARE REQUIRED READING ONLY FOR THOSE TAKING THE EXAMS:

 

The official publication of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., The National Gardener.  Send $8.00 for 1 year or $18 for 3 years to the National Garden Clubs, Inc., 4401 Magnolia Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110-3492

Lunches are included in the registration for full and half days if you preregister.

 

Course 1  October 4 and October 18, 2014
Course 2  March 28 and April 25, 2015
Course 3  October 3 and October 17, 2015
Course 4  April 9 and April 30, 2016


For more information, please contact the Federated Garden Clubs of Nebraska at fedgardenclubne@gmail.com.

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Flower Show Schools

A General Course Of Study For Members, Exhibitors And Judges. Flower Show Schools are a series of courses intended to train NGC members to become accredited Flower Show Judges.

No Flower Show Schools are scheduled at this time.  To learn more about Flower Show School go to http://www.gardenclub.org/schools/flower-show-schools.aspx.

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Envionmental Studies Schools

A series of four courses in environmental studies offered over a period of time (usually two years) by local or State Garden Clubs. Students completing the courses may become NGC Environmental Consultants.

No Environmental Studies Schools are scheduled at this time.  To learn more about Environmental Studies Schools go to http://www.gardenclub.org/schools/environmental-studies.aspx

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