Rocky Mtn. Region Poster Winners Chosen

The winners in the Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl poster contest have been chosen for the Rocky Mountain Region. Their posters will go on to compete at the national level. The following Utah students’ posters were selected as the winning entries: Milly Aboda, 1st grade. Seneca Kenwood, 2nd grade. Ada Holt, 3rd grade. Lucy Adair, 4th grade. […]

Garden Center Events Cancelled

The Utah Iris Society has cancelled their meetings for March and April because of the coronavirus pandemic. We assume that all other garden club events for the next few weeks have also been cancelled or postponed. We hope that the situation will improve and that we’ll be able to return to our normal schedules soon. […]

High School Essay Contest Winner Chosen

This year’s Utah winner is Anais Barrientos of Brigham City, sponsored by the Spade and Hope Garden Club. She will go on to compete at the National level for a $1,000 college scholarship. Here is her essay: Waste and Natural Habitats As the demand for land and resources continues to rise, our ability to supply […]

Poster Contest Winners Chosen

At the Winter Board Meeting of the UAGC today, winners were selected in the Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl poster contest, which is open to elementary school students in the 1st through 5th grades. The posters must contain an image of Smokey Bear with the motto “Only You Can Prevent Wildfires,” or Woodsy Owl with the motto […]

Soil expert to speak to Rose Society

The next Utah Rose Society meeting will be Thursday, February 20, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at the Garden Center in Sugarhouse Park, 1602 East 2100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84106. We are pleased to have a presentation by Dr. Melanie Stock, Assistant Professor at Utah State University, Urban and Small Farms Extension Specialist, Certified Associate Professional […]

New UAGC Officers Installed

UAGC officers for 2019-21 were installed at the Spring Luncheon on May 11. They are: Geoff Ellis, President Elise Hutchings, Secretary Barbara Kendall, Treasurer Liz Rao, Parliamentarian Connie MacKay, Past President, Scholarship Chairman, Awards Chairman, and Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Chairman In addition, Darla Anderson of Utah will be serving as the Rocky Mtn. Region Director […]

2019 Smokey Bear Poster Contest Winners Chosen

The Utah Associated Garden Clubs have chosen the winning entries in this year’s Smokey Bear poster contest. Because it is the 75th anniversary of Smokey Bear, all of the entries were required to depict Smokey this year (usually the children have a choice of drawing Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl). The contest is open to […]

Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster Contest Underway

The Smokey Bear/Woodsy Owl Poster contest, promoted to remind local schoolchildren in grades 1-5 of the importance of preventing wildfires, is now underway. Connie MacKay, UAGC President and Smokey Bear Chairman, reports that more than 370 entries have been received. Here’s a look at last year’s winners.

Iris Society Member Passes Away

Don Petersen Nebeker passed away of causes incident to age January 22, 2019—a week short of his 99th birthday. He lived long, loved much, and traveled far.  He was a graduate of West High, (SLC, UT)  and the University of Utah. He served in WWII as a bombsight technician in Seething, England with the 448th Bomb Group.  After […]