In mid-August some members of the Leaside Garden Society gathered to present the inaugural Garden Society Founders Scholarship to Leaside resident Josh Paull.
The scholarship selection committee unanimously selected Josh from a pool of very worthy candidates to receive this first ever $1,000 award, presented this year to honour Edna Beange, one of our original founders who died during the winter. The scholarship, that we hope will become an annual event, was funded through money raised from the garden society’s “Magical Gardens of Leaside” tour held in June.
This award will assist in furthering Josh’s Landscape Architecture studies at the University of Guelph, and the selection committee was pleased that he indicated he plans to use the money to attend a conference in the US. Josh will be invited to give a short presentation at the LGS October meeting in person or via a you-tube video.
The goal of the scholarship is to support post-secondary education in areas of study related to horticulture so that students may have a diverse, interactive learning experience that can be shared.
This article was written by Guest Contributor Joanna Blanchard, President of Leaside Garden Society.