Green Thumb Garden Club Awards the Mercer Scholarship

By Kathleen Edge, Publicity & Website Chairperson

For over four decades, the Green Thumb Garden Club has awarded the Mercer Scholarship to a student from Walton County. The qualified student must be currently enrolled or have been accepted by a college, university, or technical school with a major in biology, botany, ecology, environmental studies, forestry, horticulture, landscape design or an acceptable related course.

The scholarship is funded through donations from generous GTGC members, fund raising events and the Walton County community. The award grew to $3,000. In 2022. The GTGC is proud to announce the Mercer Scholarship went to Ms. Nariyah Brewer, a graduate of South Walton High School. Nariyah will attend Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University this fall, majoring in biology with a goal to become an educator in the field.

The Green Thumb Garden Club welcomes new members. Their website contains detailed information about how to join the Club, support its charitable mission and details on meetings, activities, and events. For additional information, please visit the website or email

The Green Thumb Garden Club, Inc., located in Walton County, Florida, is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to stimulate interest in the beautification of Walton County, furthering the education of its members and the public in botany, community beautification, conservation of natural resources, environmental awareness, floral design, gardening, horticulture, and nature studies and instill in our youth the love of gardening and respect for the environment.