The University of Florida IFAS Extension, in cooperation with the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Festival, the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA), and Scotts Miracle-Gro Company will host the 2013 Annual School Garden Competition for all elementary schools in Florida.
The School Garden Competition is designed to encourage the use of school gardens in elementary schools throughout Florida. Schools are invited to participate in the competition each spring.
This program allows teachers the opportunity to gain recognition for their school garden as well as win monetary funds to help support their garden.
Schools are invited to submit an entry containing a narrative and photos documenting their school garden programs. Deadline for entry is March 22, 2013. Once received, landscape architects, horticulture representatives, educators and researchers from each sponsoring organization will come together to judge the School Garden Competition entries.
There are cash prizes for first, second and third place winners in three categories; Single Class Garden, Multiple Class Garden, and Entire School Garden. In addition to prizes for the winning entries, Miracle-Gro will be pledging to build a community garden for one of the winners!
Florida School Garden Competition
University of Florida
P.O. Box 110675
Gainesville, FL 32611-0675