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Nov 13, 2017

GoSprouts Wins Blue Ribbon For Second Year

Laurie Brekke and Hope Hanlon accepting their award. Atlantic Highlands Elementary School students working in their Tiger Patch garden.

For the second year in a row, two members of the Navesink Garden Club, Laurie Brekke and Hope Hanlon, were recently awarded a Blue Ribbon in the 2017 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) Gardening and Greening Contest for their creation of a children’s learning garden, the Tiger Patch, at Atlantic Highlands Elementary School. They were selected from 387 entries and recognized for their commitment to enhance their neighborhood through their work in this garden. The garden, founded in 2010 by their non-profit, GoSprouts, is utilized by students and educators to learn and teach across the entire curriculum, including science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). In addition to 13 raised beds, GoSprouts is working with the school to install a certified Monarch Waystation in the Tiger Patch.

The PHS will honor their accomplishments at a reception hosted in Philadelphia on Tuesday, November 14.

The Navesink Garden Club is inviting people interested in horticulture and design to join the club, meet everyone, and learn what other interesting projects they will be doing. Come to one or more of the monthly meetings, held the second Tuesday of the month at The Atrium, located at 40 Riverside Avenue in Red Bank, in September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April,  May and June from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Navesink Garden Club is a member of The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. and the Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc. For more information about the Navesink Garden Club and its programs, contact membership chair Terry by emailing her at cweed7@outlook.com. Visit the Navesink Garden Club at www.navesinkgardenclub.org.