Horticulture student wins scholarship

Anoka Technical College horticulture program student Sandy Romsdahl was recently awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Men’s Garden Club of Minneapolis.

The club awards at least one $1,000 scholarship to area horticulture students annually.

To be eligible students must be working toward a degree and career in horticulture, landscaping or a related professional. Over the past 18 years, the club has awarded more than $50,000 in student scholarships.

“I am thrilled to receive this scholarship,” said Romsdahl. “These are some serious gardeners and it’s great that they support others who share their love of gardening.

“Their financial help will bring me closer to my dream of opening my own greenhouse/cut flower business in the not too distant future.”

The Men’s Garden Club of Minneapolis is a group of men and women interested in home gardening and landscaping and improving the communities in which they live. It is a membership organization for all people interested in gardening.

The membership is about 40 percent female and members come from communities all over the Twin Cities metropolitan area, from all walks of life and have diverse gardening interests.

“We are interested in helping students whose careers will serve the needs and interests of our gardener members,” said club spokesperson Kent Petterson. “We believe Sandy Romsdahl will serve gardeners in her career and we wish her well.”

The club is celebrating its 70th year of existence in 2012, having been chartered by the Men’s Garden Clubs of America in October 1942.