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The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, the National Garden Clubs, Inc., and the Deep South Region are proud to sponsor a variety of youth programs and scholarships. 

High School and College Scholarships 

FFGC College Scholarships ($3,000) 

      Available to seniors entering college and for all levels of college coursework

       Must attend a Florida college/university

       Course of study must meet garden club objectives

       Several scholarships available; one per student

       Completed application deadline is May 1 Contact Helen Purvis

Application Letter - Application for High School Senior - Application for College Students - Financial Aid Form

    Deep South Garden Clubs, Inc. Scholarship ($3,500)

     Available to a Florida student (graduating high school senior entering college), sophomore, junior,

     or senior attending a college in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi or Tennessee 

     Two awarded yearly to a student residing in a Deep South state

     Completed application form to be received before February 1

      DSGC Information       Contact Mary Adams

   National Garden Clubs, Inc. Scholarships (up to $4,000) 

   Available to junior, senior, or graduate students (not doctoral students)

    Awarded to Florida students attending any accredited college or university within the U.S.

   Two applications accepted from Florida. ~ 35 awarded yearly throughout the U.S.

    Applications deadline February 1

                                                    NGC Information     Contact Mary Adams

To qualify for the scholarships above, the applicant must be a Florida resident, a citizen of the United States, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The Applicant must study agriculture, biology, botany, city planning, conservation, ecology, forestry, horticulture, landscape/architecture design, or related fields.

Programs and Scholarships

Contact Helen Purvis for general scholarship information or for Scholarship Endowment contact Jana Walling and see our Donate page for more information regarding levels of contribution.

High School Garden Clubs
Chairman: Sandra Lynch

High School Garden Clubs are composed HS Students and have a minimum of 4 members and 5 meetings. Please go to the Forms List to download a registration form.

Intermediate Garden Clubs
Chairman: Sandra Lynch

Intermediate Garden clubs are composed of 7th and 8th graders and have a minimum of 4 members and hold 5 meetings a year.  Please go to the Forms List to download a registration form.

Junior Gardeners
Chairman: Jennifer Barber

   Meeting the FFGC mission statement, “…instilling in our youth the love of gardening and the respect   and protection of the environment.”, is done through Junior Gardeners, either as a single Youth Activity or   as a Junior Garden Club.  Junior Garden Clubs consist of 5 or more youth, Pre K-6th grade, which meet 5   or more times a year.  Youth Activity is any other program or programs that involve youth and does not   meet the Junior Gardener Club requirements.

  Passing on our love of gardening, design and all things related to our environment is a way of ensuring   the continuation of our passions and the love of our world.  The wonder and joy of this can be seen in the   eyes of our youth. 

                                                       Please go to the Forms List to download a registration form. 


Any photograph of a minor or their work published for any purpose must have completed an NGC media waiver prior to submission.

NGC Media Waiver Form  



Several resources are available to garden clubs to aid in conducting youth programs.

  • A complete group of lesson plans that are very detailed or serve as a guide for programs.  Visual aids, Hands-on Activities, master copy of Learning Reinforcement materials as well as the detailed Step-By-Step Instructions are included.
  • Instructions for forming a youth garden club: How to start a youth garden club
  •  All instructions and materials needed for a Butterfly or Amphibian program for one class.  The program and hands-on materials are age appropriate.  
  • a list of sources for programs and program ideas
  • Information for adults working with youth in Florida
  • District Junior Gardener Chairman – Each FFGC District has a District Junior Gardener Chairman. They are a resource to garden clubs for information and ideas concerning youth activities. 
  • Junior Gardener's Resources


S.E.E.K.   Saving The Earth's Environment Through Knowledge

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Wekiva Youth Camp

The Wekiva Youth Camp is an environmental education program begun in 1959 as a Junior Nature Camp where garden club volunteers helped to instill a love, concern, and desire to protect the flora and fauna of our beautiful state of Florida. To learn more about Camp Wekiva, go to the website here: Wekiva Youth Camp                           

Camper fees paid to Wekiva Youth Camp are insufficient to cover the expenses of offering this program. Your generous financial support are the backbones for maintaining the WYC property. Donations to support camp programs, supplies and projects are greatly appreciated!   If a donation is for a specific purpose, please indicate so when sending your donation. Please see our  Wish List of Current Wekiva Needs if you want to specify how your donation is to be used.

DESIGNATED camp registration and camper fees (payable to FFGC - Wekiva Youth Camp) for named campers (campers sponsored by a garden club/circle or parent), not paid by credit card, should be mailed directly to the 

WYC Registrar, Barbara Fowler, WYCRegistrar@gmail.com, 46 Ishie Ave, Bronson, Fl. 32621

UNDESIGNATED donations (payable to FFGC - Wekiva Youth Camp) for Camperships, the General Operating Fund, or the WYC Building & Maintenance Fund are to be sent directly to the FFGC Treasurer, Jana Walling,  2121 Olivia Drive, Tallahassee, Fl. 32308-6164.

For questions and information please contact Christy Linke


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