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Every year the Modesto Garden Club awards six $1,500 to students who study 2016 Scholarshipshorticulture, landscape architecture and/or landscape design at Modesto Junior College or a four-year university. Scholarship winners are high school graduates or college students who continue their education in the above fields. The six recipients of this year's scholarships are the following:

Mark Borges - a senior at Hughson High School who will be attending Cal Poly San Luis Obispo next year with a major in Environmental Science and a minor in Sustainable Agriculture.
Brent Dragomanovich - a freshman at Modesto Junior College, who is majoring in Environmental Science and plans to transfer to Fresno State to pursue a career as an environmental scientist/hydrologist.
Julia Predmore - a student at MJC who is planning to transfer to Cal Poly with a major in Ag Business. After completing this degree she plans to join the Peace Corps Master’s International Program through UC Davis in Horticulture and Agronomy.
Alexander Pena - a senior at Oakdale high school is planning to attend Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo majoring in Plant Science.
• Grant Doerkson - a senior at Turlock High School will be attending Cal Poly San Luis next year with a major of Bio Resource and Agriculture Engineering. He plans a master’s degree in agricultural science with a Specialization in Irrigation.
• D’Angelo La Priest McGee - a 5th year senior at Elliott Education Center, D'Angelo was the Paul Spencer Memorial Award Winner. D'Angelo plans to attend MJC next year with a major in Botany and an ultimate career goal of becoming a molecular and cellular biologist.

Picture above, left to right, are Mark Borges, Julia Predmore, Grant Doerkson and D'Angelo McGee. For more information about these special students, read the June MGC newsletter in the Newsletter section above.

Attend one of our Monthly Meetings
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The Modesto Garden Club meets on the second Thursday of each month, September through May, except December.

Meeting are held at One Church (formerly Bethel), 2361 Scenic Dr.

Hospitality: 9:30 AM - 12 Noon
Snack & Learn: 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Meeting: 11:30 AM - 1:45 PM

Non-members $10 each meeting; Annual Membership Dues $40

We Make Modesto a Beautiful Place to Live
Bethal Church on Map

Volunteers from the Modesto Garden Club plant and maintain flower beds at a variety of places around Modesto, including:

  • The Senior Center at Scenic and Bodem
  • The Flower Clock at the Modesto Center Plaza
  • The Rose Garden on the Virginia Corridor at Orangeburg
  • The Victims' Garden in front of the Court House
  • The Modesto Arch at 9th and I Streets
  • George Lucas Plaza at five points (17th St. and McHenry Ave.)

We also maintain approximately 231 flower pots and 44 hanging baskets in the downtown area.

We Share our Passion through Education

The Modesto Garden Club shares it passion by educating others. Education happens through a variety of means, including:

  • Children's Gardens give school kids "hands on" appreciation
  • Therapeutic Gardening, assists seniors
  • Budding Gardeners, teach adults in small groups
  • Scholarships, for aspiring professionals

We also have our office demonstration gardens, which provide visitors with living examples of nine distinct gardens:

  • A Cottage Garden
  • An Asian Garden
  • The Formal Garden
  • The Heirloom Garden
  • The Herb Garden
  • California Cool
  • The Shade Garden
  • The Foliage Garden
  • The Raised Garden
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