Bringing joy and happiness through plants is what the Show is all about!
Back in the 1920's, Park Superintendent Adolf Jaenicke had a brilliant idea to grown plants to distribute to students in Fort Wayne schools. The purpose was to "further education in the Nature Study Theory, growing flowers, plants and vegetables, molding characteristics of worth in making citizens of the future". The first plants were delivered in 1927, which began an ongoing program called the School Children's Flower and Vegetable Association (SCFVA) that has created wonderful memories for children and adults ever since.
Check out the NOW AVAILABLE 2015 Chairperson SCFVA Booklet!
If you encounter any problems with downloading any of this information, please contact Lynda Heavrin (427-6424).
In the spring, students in schools that participate in the program are given plants and encouraged to grow them over the summer. In the fall, their local school has a show where all of the plants and vegetables are judged and ribbons are awarded. The Blue Ribbon winners then go on to compete at the Blue Ribbon Show held yearly at McMillen Park Community Center.
City-Wide Blue Ribbon Show Information
2015 Blue Ribbon Show
Date: September 12, 2015
Location: McMillen Park Community Center, 3901 Abbott Street
2014 Merit Award Winners
The Merit Award winners are: David Hudson, St. Jude, Best 1st year plant – Asparagus Fern, Caden Sorlie, Haverhill, Best 2nd year plant – Asparagus Fern, Duncan Bowditch, Croninger, Best 3rd year plant – Begonia, Lydia Young, Arcola, Best cut flower – Single Cleome, Kyle Feipel, Shambaugh, Best vegetable – Largest Beet.
Thanks to our SCFVA Executive Committee and volunteer judges who give so graciously of their time to assure the continued success of this program!
This program would not be possible without all of our loyal Chairpersons who put in a lot of time covering all of the details of each school show!