Environmental School

Environmental School

The Living Earth Environmental School curriculum is divided into a series of four individual courses – The Living Earth, Land, Air and Water and Related Issues.  The school is open to garden club and non garden club members.
Course 3, Series 3, Air and Related Issues, was held September 22 and 23, 2020 in a virtual format using the Zoom platform.  It was a huge success.

Sharon Bender, Environmental School Chair, eschair@ctgardenclubs.org

Helping members appreciate our environment

The Living Earth Environmental Schools are a series of four courses that investigate Air, Land and Water.  The units are divided into Ecology and Environmental Science, Life on Earth and Earth Stewardship.  Students completing the courses may become NGC Environmental Consultants.

The mission of the Environmental School is to teach environmental literacy to cherish, protect and conserve the living earth. The courses teach participants environmental literacy, appreciation of the natural world, encourages action for sustainable development and appreciation for the interrelation of all natural things. Particular emphasis is presently placed on land conservation, water conservation and air quality.


After passing two Courses a student may become a Provisional Consultant and join the our Environmental Council. These groups provide programs and tours that further the education of members.

After completing all four Environmental Studies Courses, a Consultant Card is issued recognizing the achievement of NGC member, but does not convey professional status.