Youth Garden Club

About this committee:

This committee offers services and knowledge to a youth group within the community.

Its goal is to promote interest in ecology, horticulture, and design while stimulating a lifetime involvement with nature.  Currently, members are teaming with Daisy/Brownie Troop #6142.

"Watching our Youth Bloom" Award

Parkland Garden Club President Claire Kukielka, second from left, is holding the award that the club won for activities with youth. The Parkland Garden Club received the award at the September 14th meeting of District II/III. Jane Kruse, director of District II/III is far left in the picture . Sheila Croushore, President of Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania, is on the far right.

Winter 2022 Girl Scout Troop #6142 Activities

The Parkland Garden Youth Club's goal is to promote an interest and love of nature in our youth. Debbie Barhight is chairwoman of the youth club which currently has teamed up with Girl Scout Troop #6142. The club was busy this past winter with nature related projects: 1.The girls pressed flowers and leaves and let them dry for several weeks. Afterwards they created decoupaged glass jar luminaries. 2.The girls made pine cone bird feeders. 3. They made floral greetings and thank-you cards that were sent to residents and staff of Phoebe Home. 4. They also participated in the yearly backyard bird count held by the Lehigh Gap Nature Center over Presidents Day weekend.

PGC youth member Elaina making glass jar luminaries with the dried flowers and leaves
Glass jar luminaries created by PG Youth Club using dried flowers and leaves
PG Youth Club made pine cone bird feeders
Floral and thank-you greeting cards made by PG Youth Club

May 2021 Activity

At a zoom meeting with Debbie in May 2021, the girls of Troop #6142 composed a poem!