Ways and Means

The Ways and Means Committee is responsible for finding avenues for financing the operations of MCGC and funding grants, scholarships and other programs. MGCG has two primary methods for fund raising: plants sales conducted in the spring and fall; at the Macon State Farmers Market in Macon, GA, and the Spring Home and Garden Show held at the Georgia National Fairgrounds in Perry, GA.

A sub-committee of Ways and Means is the newly formed Membership Sub-Committee. The Membership Sub-Committee works to increase membership and educate both current members and prospective members about the benefits of being a member of MGCG.

For more information about our fund-raising and special events, click here.


The Education Chair advises MGCG of education opportunities and also oversees the Grants and Scholarships Sub-Committees.

Grants Sub-Committee

MGCG allocates monies to non-profit organizations to help support a variety of horticultural projects in the middle Georgia area. Funding depends on the amount of money available each year; but as a general guideline, grants usually range from $100-$400. Projects funded should be educational and promote and involve the community in gardening. The project selected should make a difference, even in a small way, to the community it serves. To learn more about grants or to obtain an application, click here.

Scholarships Sub-Committee

MGCG recognizes high school senior and sophmore college junior or senior students who have maintained an outstanding scholastic record while pursuing higher education, as well as participating in school and community activities. MGCG offers four scholarships and manages the Sylvia Utick Memorial Scholarship:

  • Academic (High School) - For two applicants within the counties of Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach or Twiggs with GPA 3.0 or higher and accepted at an accredited Georgia institute of high learning (university, college, technical college, etc.)
  • Academic (Continuing Education) - For outstanding scholastic sophomore and junior or senior college students within the counties of Bibb, Crawford, Houston, Jones, Monroe, Peach or Twiggs currently attending an accredited Georgia institute of high learning and majoring in Agriculture, Biology, Botany, Entomology, Environment, Horticulture, Landscaping or related fields.
  • Sylvie Utick Memorial Academic Scholarship — Established by the family of Sylvia Utick, this scholarship is for deserving young woman with limited financial resources to begin postsecondary studies to assist wit costs associated with her freshman year of college education.

    For more information about scholarships or to download applications, click here.