Manchester Garden Club News

The Manchester Garden Club awarded two college scholarships this year. We congratulate Nicole Hodges and Jacob Gardner. They received $1500 and $1000 awards at our June 12th meeting held at The Wickham Park Irish Garden.

Nicole is a Plant Science teacher at Glastonbury High School and the FAA Advisor. She will attend the University of St Joseph to study for her masters in Curriculum and Instruction, where she will learn new teaching methods and write curriculum that will benefit her students in the classroom and laboratory. As an FAA advisor she coordinates the students spring and fall plant sale and her students will start there own vegetable and herb garden this year and will give the produce to the school’s Family Consumer science department. She hopes to transmit her passion for horticulture to her students.

Jacob is a senior horticulture student at the University of Connecticut and an Honors Program member. He is studying invasive plants and our native alternatives. He hopes to continue his studies and eventually would like to become a full time professor. He is a well received guest lecturer at The Manchester Garden Club.