The Men’s Garden Club has completed its 2013 Container Garden Contest and has notified the winners of their accomplishments. Consult the Annual Container Garden Contest rules for more information.
The Men’s Garden Club sponsored its second Container Garden Contest for grades K-5 in Buncombe County schools. Fifty classes in 20 schools participated. Classes kept journals about this project and all came up with creative presentations. Examples this year included a solar system with planets; a rainbow of colors showing how math is connected to nature; a sundial and paintings showing light and darkness; a fairy garden with assorted moss; a kitchen garden, a garden on wheels and an ornamental guitar.
Winning exhibits received certificates and cash prizes. The winning classes used their prize money to plant trees or shrubs on school grounds. The Garden Club also provided ice cream for all classes. The project has been enthusiastically adopted by the participating schools and was featured on a local television station.
2013 Container Garden Winners
The judges deliberated for two hours to determine winners of this year’s contest. Because the projects were so outstanding, it was difficult to choose the top nine. Judging was based on creativity, , originality, effort, over-all display, and “hands on” input from the children. There were almost fifty exhibits in this year’s contest.
- Blue Ribbon Winners: $75.00 Prize
- Red Ribbon Winners: $50.00 Prize
- Yellow Ribbon Winners: $25.00 Prize
Best of Show/Blue Ribbon:
Claxton Elementary, Roots and Wings, Grade 2, Asheville
Issac Dickson Elementary, Grade 4, Asheville
(Peggy Genova/Bonnie Sheldon)
Rainbow of Colors-How Math is Connected to Nature
Hominy Valley Elementary, Grade 1, Candler
(Jeanine Del Greco, Susan Keith, Stephanie Stuart, Vicki Teague, Nina Veteto)
Honorable Mention/Red Ribbon:
Ira B. Jones Elementary, Asheville, Grade 4 Art Club
Fairy Garden-Variety of Moss
Claxton Elementary, Grade 1, Asheville
Look What’s Cooking
Leicester Elementary, First Grade, Leicester
Handmade Pots with flowers
Honorable Mention/Yellow ribbon
Vance Elementary School, 1st Grade, Asheville(Norma Hawes)
Claxton Elementary School, 3rd Grade, Roots and Wings Club, Asheville(Brooks Butler and Karen Hall)
Man with guitar
Fairview Elementary School, grades 3-5, Fairview(Judith Naisang)
Garden on wheels