The FFGC – District XII sponsors Gardening Studies

plantsDig it!—Enroll in the FFGC-District XII-sponsored Gardening Study School from National Garden Clubs, Inc. If you’d like to learn to be a better gardener, to understand the root of your plant’s problems, or to grow in your knowledge of horticulture . . . you’ll benefit from this course. Whether flowers or edibles are your passion; whether you have a container or a lawn; you’ll learn how to be a better gardener. Interesting horticultural and gardening professions are featured in daily lectures. On some days, there will be tours of test and botanical gardens.

The Gardening Study School is taught in 4 segments, spread over the next two years.

  • The first session (I) will be November 17 and 18, 2015.
  • The next session (II) will be on April 12 and 13, 2016.
  • The last two sessions (III and IV) will be in November and April of 2016-7.

All sessions be held at the Wingate Hotel in Miramar Florida . . . about a 40-50 minute drive from Coral Gables. It can be driven to and from each day, or you may elect to stay overnight in the hotel. Hotel reservations at special rates are offered, if reserved in advance. See all the details on the brochure.

To register, fill out the form and mail with a check (payable to FFGC, District XII) to Kay Murff, 1429 Mercado Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33146-1031. Each 2-day course is $65.00, which includes lunch. If you wish to become a NCG Gardening Consultant there is a fee of $8.00 to take the test, total $73.00. If you attend all four courses and receive passing grades on the exams, you will receive a certificate. This is a first step to achieving Master Gardening Consultant status, after further studies. Register soon, as the course is limited to 30 participants, and it’s filling fast.

– Kay Murff, Questions? 305-665-3377

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