Longboat Key Garden Club shapes students futures

Yourobserver.com  February 15, 2017
….New College alum Michael Long and current student Jay McWilliams are featured in this story…
Originally, the Longboat Key Garden Club members were known for their green thumbs.
They were dedicated to building parks and creating beautiful spaces on Longboat. Then they realized they could help the environment in another way that didn’t require digging and watering.
The club started awarding annual scholarships to local students pursuing degrees in fields related to the environment.
The applications are open to students in their third or fourth year of college or higher who are pursuing majors that align with the garden club’s objectives. Applications are open until March 15.