The Poway Valley Garden Club (PVGC) closed out an eventful 2016-2017 year with a number of awards and events for the garden club, flower show, and youth garden clubs. PVGC and Youth Garden Clubs from Abraxas High School, Chaparral Elementary School, Innovations Academy, Painted Rock Elementary School, and Rolling Hills Elementary School participated in National Garden Club Week for the first time this year. The week is an opportunity to collaborate and foster pride in the community.

The clubs followed the National Garden Club’s theme of “Leap into Action” and set up exhibits and informational posters at the Poway Farmers Market, highlighting their schools’ special focus on gardening. Participants taught children about gardening with hands-on experience planting tomatoes and peppers.

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PVGC also elected a new board for the 2017-2018 year: Ann Dahnke, DeAnn Cole, Donna Kaptain, Janice Cydell, Janice Schock, Katherine Henson, Reinhold Mueller, Suzy Foran, and Sylvia Ginsberg.