Club grows legacy one tree at a time

A SHADY FUTURE—Nancy Hoovler and Judy Markee help a Shaner Avenue Nursery staffer plant one of three trees the Rockford Garden Club donated to Rockford Public Schools. These trees will shade the hill by the softball field.

When the Rockford Garden Club asked Rockford schools where they would like a few new trees planted, Jim VanHouten of the grounds department had the answer. On Thursday, April 9, club members joined VanHouten and staff from Shaner Nursery at a high school ball field. A sunny hilltop where families sit to watch their student-athletes […]

Rockford Garden Club offers scholarship

A $500 scholarship is available to Rockford High School seniors planning on attending a college or university in the fall of 2009 to study horticulture, landscape architecture, environmental science or related fields. One scholarship is awarded based on an essay submitted in their field of study. Scholarship applications are available in the Rockford High School […]