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Part of Melville Cumming fonds
Kinsman, Gordon Barss
Nova Scotia Institute of Agrologists
Walsh, Frederick Waldemar
Sears, Fred Coleman
Nova Scotia Blueberry Institute
Karmo, Endel Artur
McIntyre, John Edward
MacKenzie, Arthur Whittier
Fonds contains Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs history updates from 1954 to 2014, and a NSAGC handbook. Also included are job advertisements,n organizational chart for the Horticulture and Biology Services Division of the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture and Marketing, and 'Cultivating garden friends : history of gardening in Nova Scotia 1850-2000' by Barbara Morton published by the Nova Scotia Association of Gardening Clubs.
The Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs became an entity in 1954 as the result of the work of the Rural Beautification Project Committee. In 1944, the Rural Beautification Committee was appointed by the Honorable John A. MacDonald, minister of Agriculture, to come up with a plan for rural beautification projects. Mr. Nick Jankov, a Landscape Specialist, began working with the Agricultural Representatives, Women’s Institutes, Home and School Associations and Service Clubs, to begin formulating a long term plan for Rural Beautification around the province.
The Nova Scotia Association of Garden Clubs (NSAGC) is made up of garden clubs and horticultural societies from all areas of Nova Scotia. The NSAGC is the coordinating body for organized gardening groups in the province and is guided by an elected board of directors, whose members come from the different districts of Nova Scotia. The district representative, also known as the district director, serves as the link between the individual clubs and the NSAGC board.
The main objective of the NSAGC is to promote the general landscape beautification of the Province of Nova Scotia, by promoting community beautification and encouraging the formation of horticultural groups (garden clubs) which will procure interest in all phases of home gardening and ornamental horticulture in their areas.
Part of Canadian agriculture collection