Upcoming Classes - All Schools
The Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and the National Garden Clubs, Inc. provide a wide variety of educational opportunities for study: environment, horticulture, landscape design, floral arrangement, and flower show judging to name a few. View and register for upcoming class on the left, or view the entire Event Calendar to find more classes.
For a summary of courses, please see below.
(For youth programs and scholarships, please see the Youth Programs page)
Federated Garden Club Members are eligible for discounts on some programs and courses. Also, members can apply for Four Star Membership upon completions of the Four NGC Schools sponsored by FFGC. See more at the end of the course description list below.
NGC Environmental School
“To teach environmental literacy to
cherish, protect, and conserve
the living earth.”
NGC Environmental School (ES) was developed to teach the science behind many of today’s environmental issues, most of which are quite complex. How people can make a significant effect in their homes and communities is stressed.
The school consists of a series of four two-day sessions, focusing on the living earth, land, air and water issues. Particular emphasis is placed on regional issues as they relate to the land, air, water, plants, and animals. This is particularly important in Florida with its unique environment and geology. The curriculum is constantly reviewed and periodically updated to reflect new concerns and changing situations. The required field trip in each course is an opportunity to directly explore the special interests and issues for that region.
Instructors are professionals in their fields or have the requisite higher education to make the classes interesting, relevant, and meaningful.
Environmental School Calender
The Floral Design Study Series is a unique series of lectures, demonstrations, and critiqued, workshops sponsored by FFGC. Talented, accredited instructors are available throughout the state to teach the classes. This is a comprehensive program by Bob Thomas, internationally renowned floral designer from Florida. Bob was responsible for the Basic Six Units, and Florida's own Wilma Paulauskas wrote the curriculum for the Three Advanced Units.The Program focuses on Basic Floral Design for the home and for Flower Shows using fresh LIVE plant materials and flowers. Those who attend all nine lectures and workshops will receive a Certificate suitable for framing. Live Materials, greens and flowers are supplied for the first three classes. Advance registration required. An Information packet is available for the Chairman/Committee hosting the program.
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NGC Flower Show School
Come learn about flower shows and flower show judging. As one of the four National Garden Club Schools, Florida is proud to have a school a new series starting in Naples in November. The instructors have been chosen. The horticulture will be something we can grow and show. The designs will be exciting and fun. Those attending will learn the basics of a Flower Show Schedule and all about the new shows we can hold in our clubs. It is always more fun to bring a pal and learn together. Check out the attached flyer for these schools.
But that isn’t all, if your district is interested in growing, look at holding a flower show school. Becoming a Flower Show Judge is exciting, rewarding and educational. Contact the Flower Show Schools Chairman, Jan Griffin, for all the information you will need to hold a Flower Show School
Flower Show School Classes