ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Each year the club provides a scholarship to a student in the Department of Horticulture at NC State University. The RGC Scholarship Fund is endowed with generous contributions by the RGC and its individual members. Contributions to the RGC Scholarship Fund are welcome.
JC RAULSTON ARBORETUM INTERN PROGRAM
The club donates funds to a work/study program for NC State Horticulture students to work at the JC Raulston Arboretum during the summer.
ROSEY GIRLS YOUTH GARDEN CLUB
Rosey Girls winning drawings - see below
The Rosey Girls Youth Garden Club (grades 3 through 6) meets monthly at the Raleigh Girls Club. Based on guidelines of the Garden Club of North Carolina, we seek to inspire our girls with a life-long love of gardening and the natural world, not only to improve and maintain our environment but also to share the sheer fun of “digging in the dirt".
RGC volunteers are encouraged to help The Rosey Girls with their club projects (this year - a vegetable garden and a pollinator garden) and other activities. If you’d like to help, contact one of the RGYGC chairs. Meetings are usually the first Monday of the month (depending upon holidays) from 4:30 – 6:15 pm. Meeting dates for the 2017 – 2018 RGC year are:
Last year in addition to planting and harvesting their gardens, the girls made a succulent garden in a birdbath for the pollinator garden, sculpted dogwoods from clay, made people pots planted with Christmas cacti, made and entered bird drawings for GCNC contests (won a first and second place) and learned about the value of frogs in the garden.
FULLER GT/MAGNET YOUTH GARDEN CLUB
This year RGC will sponsor a new youth garden club at Fuller GT/Magnet Elementary School. Along with RGC volunteers, the students will replant a garden around a small pond; study butterflies and bees and why they are important; and study the science behind fall leaves - why they change color and fall off. In the spring, we will plant flowers that the students start from seeds in their Butterfly Garden.
This group of interested students meet at their school, on the first Friday of September, November, February, April, and May at 8:30 am. If you would like to help, contact our FYGC chair.