FEDERATED GARDEN CLUBS OF CT, 2016 AWARD RECIPIENTS
The Wilton Garden Club was honored with multiple awards at the October luncheon of the Federated Garden Clubs of CT. Our committees have demonstrated excellence in so many ways. Bravo to everyone involved!
- Tribute Award in Garden Therapy, awarded to Mya Smith, who leads seniors with care and devotion in unique and interesting garden oriented activities in the Club’s Garden Therapy sessions.
- Tribute Award in Youth Gardening, awarded to Pam Nobumoto, for her leadership in creating and continuing to organize the Club’s “Green Teens” gardening program for middle-schoolers at Trackside Teen Center.
- Pauline B. Tyler Award, for excellence in promoting conservation or legislation, awarded to the Club’s Conservation Committee, for their work with Yale’s Peabody Museum Herbarium, in digitizing the images of over 1,200 preserved plant specimens and recording the data for the Marybeth Wheeler Herbarium.
- Civic Creativity Award, for an unusual or outstanding and creative project in the area of civic responsibility, awarded to the Club’s Civics Committee for its continued focus on civic beautification, especially its work at Horseshoe Pond, the Post Office, Veterans’ Memorial Green, Merwin Meadows, Town of Wilton signs, Hanging Flower Baskets, and Holiday wreaths and donated centerpieces.
- Joyce P. Harris Award, for outstanding horticulture achievement in the recipient’s club and community, awarded to Jerre Dawson, chair of the Club’s Horticulture Committee, for her continued efforts to educate members on propagation methods, managing the operation of the Club’s Greenhouse and leading the growing efforts for the plants that the Club sells at the Plant Sale.
- Luckner Youth Award, for outstanding work with youth in areas of gardening, horticulture or conservation, awarded to the Club’s Youth Gardening Committee, for its “Green Teens” program, that gets middle-schoolers involved with creating and maintaining vegetable and flower gardens, teaches the importance of healthy foods, and encourages them to give back to the community by donating their produce and flowers to the Food Pantry and Senior Center.
- Environmental Concerns & Conservation Certificate of Achievement, awarded to the Club’s Conservation Committee for their efforts in co-sponsoring the “Walk and Talk” series of lectures & guided hikes that promote the appreciation of the town’s open spaces.
Historic, Memorial, & Public Gardens Certificate of Achievement, awarded to the Club’s Conservation Committee for their continued efforts with the Wilton Historical Society to renovate and care for the Colonial Herb Garden.
Providing Community Service, Education, Horticulture,
Conservation and Artistry