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Chase Lee 2010 winner with Mardi McKenzi, Sch chm
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2009 Scholarship Winners
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Kelcey Carlberg, Chase Lee, Judy Grotts OGC Inc Pres, Rayon 'Curt' Jennings, Elizabeth Lewis

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SCHOLARSHIPS
National Garden Clubs Inc College Scholarships
          Thirty- fOUR (34) advanced annual scholarships will be available in 2010 for the academic year of 2010-2011, each in the amount of $3500.00.
          NGC is proud of its scholarship program which offers financial aid to students and promotes study in Agriculture Education, Horticulture, Floriculture, Landscape Design, Botany, Biology, Plant Pathology/Science, Forestry, Agronomy, Environmental Concerns, Economics, Environmental Conservation, City Planning, Wildlife Science, Habitat or Forest/Systems Ecology, Land Management and/or other related or allied subjects.
           Applicants must be majoring in one of these fields of study.
           The college Scholarship Brochure for this academic year with the complete rules and application form IS AVAILABLE NOW.  DEADLINE for applications is MARCH 1.
 
           Go to our 'Links' page on this site - then go to NGC, Inc - then Youth - Scholarships.
 
            Contact Oklahoma Garden Clubs -
okgardenclubs@yahoo.com for information about Oklahoma Scholarships.  You may use the National Garden Clubs, Inc scholarship application for Oklahoma scholarships as well as National
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Oklahoma Garden Club Inc. works with
National Garden Clubs Inc. and
South Central Region of National Garden Clubs
on many projects

Click here to learn more about Blue Star Memorial Highways

Click here to learn more about Natural Disasters Program

Click here to learn more about South Central Region Projects Penny Pines-Heifer International-Patriotic Trees

Click here to learn more about HABITAT FOR HUMANITY LANDSCAPING

Click here to learn more about The Principal Financial Group Grant Program LET FREEDOM RING

Indian Paintbrush(castilleja indivisa)
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along with Showy Evening Primrose (Oenothera speciosa
Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden/Research and Education Center
5323 West 31st Street North
Tulsa, OK 74127
The Garden will be on 215 acres of donated land seven miles northwest of downtown Tulsa.  We will develop 60 acres and leave the remainder in its natural state of the Cross Tembers, a unique ecosystem of ancient forest and prairie.
 
          We will have 15 theme gardens, 60 specialty gardens, a lake with two islands of Oriental Gardens, amphitheater, interfaith chapel, 3-story observation tower, visitor center, education building, conservatory and much more.  Paths will wind through the forest and prairie so visitors can appreciate the trees, wildflowers, shrubs, and vines.
 
          Two walking trails will be dedicated September 8, 2007, during a weekend centennial celebration.  This will be the first opportunity for the public to be on the site of the future garden and to learn about the different gardens and progarams we will offer.  There will be activites, events and demonstrations for all ages and segments of the community.   Also that weekend children will sow wildflowers by tossing mud balls containing native seeds.
 
          One of the larger areas will be a prairie of native wildflowers.  A member of the Oklahoma Native Plant Society several years ago identified many of the plants.  We will supplement existing wildflowers with native species.
 
         Research began last fall when two botanists from the University of Oklahoma began collecting specimens of the estimated 400 plant species on the site.  They are identifying and cataloging the speciments and will keep one of each species at OU and laminate and give another to the Garden.
 
         We have nominated a striking 150-year old post oak for recognition as a Witness Tree by the state Tree Bank as part of Oklahoma's centennial celebration.  A Witness Tree is one that has "witnessed" at least 100 years.
 
       Our grove of about 100 persimmon trees has been designated by the Tree Bank as a Centennial Grove also commemorating the first 100 years of statehood.
 
        We are dedicated to creating a world-class botanical garden and will develop it in phases as money becomes available.
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CELEBRATE NATIONAL GARDEN WEEK
JUNE 5 - 11, 2011
The first full week in June, beginning on Sunday, is always proclaimed "National Garden Week" by National Garden Clubs, Inc. This is a special week designed to focus public attention on the programs, projects and activities promoted by garden clubs. All clubs are encouraged to plan special events during this week; flower shows; garden tours; lectures/programs; garden therapy; floral designs in public places, and what better time to plant a "Patriotic Tree" to honor a local hero.

Garden Clubs use this week as an opportunity to let others know what garden clubs are doing and to encourage them to join existing clubs or to become involved in establishing new clubs.

National Garden Week posters are available from Member Services or can be downloaded from the NGC web-site. Go to 'favorite links' for this site. Select: publications/free publications.

Full information about the Patriotic Tree National Project is on the website at events/national projects.

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