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Youth Gardening Resources

The resources from this page are provided for the benefit of members of TGOA/MGCA clubs and region organizations, also for Members at Large.  This resource page is a significant benefit provided for you by your membership.

Please read or print and read later this very helpful gardening book:
Youth Gardening Handbook
PURPOSE To encourage youth, from birth through age 18, to become interested in gardening, to learn the joy and benefits of working with the soil, and to make them aware of the environment and its requirements for a better and cleaner America.

Youth Gardening Award Application
See Awards & Contest Manual
on top of

Red Book page.  Available to Members.

Youth Gardening National
Contest Information and Forms
Guide for Youth Gardening Contest
See Awards & Contest Manuals
on top of
Red Book page.
 Available to Members.

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF YOUTH GARDENING.  Hopefully, the ideas and information on these pages will inspire and encourage all of you to find a youth and start building memories and fun times that will last a life time.  Good gardeners of tomorrow must begin with us mentoring the youth of today.  Feel free to contact me with any good ideas and suggestions that you would like to contribute to what I have already written for this site.  Cheri Kessen, Chairperson of the Youth Gardening Committee.

To view or print the documents or sources click on the links listed in various categories:

1.  Cheri's Spot
2017 letter
            Color-Ons Order Form
Mail completed form to TGOA office
               with check or money order

            Color-Ons Instructions
Youth Outreach Program

2.  Sheila's News
  January 2017
      February 2017
      March 2017   
      April 2017
      May 2017
      June 2017

3.  Crafts
     Garden Weather Doll
     Rock Landscaping
     Bird Feeder

.  Youth Gardening
Youth Gardening Ideas for Kids
     Gardening with Children
     Gardening Benefits
     Theme Gardens

Beans on a Tepee
A Garden Birthday Party
      Children's Gardens in the USA 

5.  Birds, Bugs, and Spiders
     Help a Bird Build It's Nest
     Bird's Breath
      Bird Legs
      Spider Legs

6.  Worms and Composting
      Worm Tubes
      Edible Compost Activity   

7.  Special Times with Youth
     Teachable Moments
February Ideas
      March Worm Moon 
Spring Safari
Easter Egg Garden Treat  

     Harvesting Life's Lessons
      Christmas Gifts for Gardeners

8.  Big Pumpkin - Giant Sunflower -
     Container Garden -- 
     Contest Winners, & Seed Order
There are 5 different divisions to the contest and youth (to end of 18th year) may enter as many divisions as they want.  We have Big Pumpkin, Giant Sunflower - these two contests need to use only the seeds sold from national (order forms below), Container Garden, Perfect Plants, and Favorite Flowers.  Rules and record forms are found in the Red Book in Members Only.

Big Pumpkin/Sunflower Seed Order Form
     2017 Youth Gardening Contest Winners
     2016 Youth Gardening Contest Winners
     2015 Youth Gardening Contest Winners
     2014 Youth Gardening Contest Winners
               & Octopus Participants

2013 Youth Gardening Contest Winners
2012 Youth Gardening Contest Winners     

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