Meeting and trip details are found at the
Meeting Schedule link.
This year the Garden Club, in
order to fundraise for children's scholarships to
summer camps, is holding a Vendor Event.
If you know
of a possible sponsor, please let bring it to the
attention of the fundraising committee.
The details are in the flyer below:
Jensen Beach Garden Expo
February 26, 2022
8:30 am - 3 pm
Indian Riverside Park
1701 NE Indian River Drive, Jensen Beach
(Grassy Area-North of Children�s Museum)
Summer Luncheon Update
The final Summer luncheon will be held on September 16th,
12:00 noon at Cafe Martier in
*Please remember to select a menu
choice with your reservation.
downtown Stuart. The cafe is located in the
Post Office Arcade. Please contact Mary DeCastro
email@example.com or phone: (772) 485-8273 to make your
The Invitation and Menu are below .
The next Garden Club Luncheon is Thursday,
August 19 at Josephine's Cafe.
In light of the latest guidance from the CDC
regarding masking for vaccinated and
unvaccinated people, it is suggested that we
wear masks inside the restaurant when we are
not eating or drinking. We know this looks
like a step backward, and we certainly don't
want to cancel the scheduled luncheons; so,
masking seems like a simple solution to
reducing the chance of spread of the Delta
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!
Faye and Georgia
The next luncheon will
be at the
12 noon on July 15. The invitation and the
menu are below. Please make your
reservations as soon as possible.
Our first summer luncheon is Thursday, June 17 at
Kyle G's. Attached is the beautiful
designed by our luncheon chairman, Mary DeCastro, which will give you more
information. Hope to see you next month!!
Plans for the Garden Club � Georgia Fowler
and Faye Flack
Georgia talked about the Garden Club�s participation
in Earthfest which will be held at the Children�s Museum in Jensen Beach on
Saturday, April 24th. Our Earthfest Participation will have a Theme which
is the Monarch Butterfly. The Garden Club will have a presentation on the
life cycle of the butterfly, and has created 200 gift bags with Milk Weed seeds
(the only plant Monarch caterpillars eat), instructions on growing milk weed and
raising butterflies. Also, for the kids, a coloring sheet to color the
Monarch, and other learning tools.
Georgia and Faye Flack are Co-chairing this event,
and other committee members are: Sharon Peguirri, Dina D�Angelico-Elms,
Sue Bremner, Stephanie Kurkjian, and Tina Reagan.
Georgia talked about the Summer Luncheons the
club had before the COVID pandemic and asked the membership if they would like
to resume the luncheons. A vote of hands was held, and it was confirmed
that the membership would love to resume the summer luncheons.
Jensen Beach Garden Club Meetings
After much thought, discussion and procedures the Jensen
Beach Garden Club members have voted to
leave the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs . On January 15th the membership chose to withdraw from the
FFGC in order to gain greater control over our own organization. At the end of
April the garden club will no longer be under the umbrella of the state
organization. This was not an easy decision for the club to make but the
overwhelming majority of the membership felt the negatives outweighed the
benefits to our club. While the FFGC has many fine educational opportunities for
most garden clubs, the members felt that these are things that we have always been
able to pursue independently. We would like to thank the Florida Federation of
Garden Clubs for their many awards, prizes and educational programs over the
last 7 years.
Our final meeting was an appeal to all members to consider a position on
the board or as a chairperson for the many committees it takes to keep our club moving
forward. New members were honored and Linda Elliott was told the exciting news
that she received the FFGC Special Projects Award for her mosaic at Hoke
Library. A member provided pot-luck followed and was enjoyed by all.
Ann Marie Gray from Pinders gave us a demonstration on how to create a charming
container of succulents. She discussed the many varieties and told us how to
create our own mini-garden of succulents and how to grow, refresh, propagate,
and take care of succulents.
At our March meeting we received a lesson from Ann Nyhuis of A Garden's
Glory on growing and using Micro-Greens. Each member received a Micro-Greens
kit to start them in the direction of healthier eating.
February's meeting brought us to the St. Lucie Botanical Gardens where we
were treated to a lovely day strolling their gardens and their for sale
plant selection. After our regular meeting we heard from the gardens docent on
the history and creation of their gardens that are bordered by the St Lucie
River. Be sure to visit if you didn't make that meeting. Their website is
Oh boy, did we have a fun at the January meeting. Our room was transformed
into the mad hatter's tea party with lot of goodies furnished by our hospitality
committee. Our speaker was Tim Brown,
Director of Education for the Treasure Coast Wildlife Center.
brought with him among others, a King snake, a baby gator, a crocodile, a Great
Horned Owl and a Red Tailed Hawk.
Our December meeting /fundraiser was held on December 5th and was a lot
of fun. More than twenty vendors showed their offerings to excited attendees.
There was everything from jewelry, to artwork, to hand made "tied-up" furniture.
Tons of raffles were won and an appetizer buffet was served. The proceeds will
go far in providing summer scholarships.
November's meeting was hands-on and rock-solid. The meeting
kicked off with a class on creating concrete planters made with terry cloth. It
was a bit messy but each member that participated had a special pot of their own
making to take home. Everyone agreed this is a project that they would like to
he first meeting of the 2018-2019 JBGC was well attended. We
welcomed new members;
Delphine Anderson, Sonya
Brown, Mikki Ciombor, Nan Davis, Mary Decastro, Wanda Diaz, Steve Glowacki, and
Jan Rogan. The executive board and committee chairs previewed the
upcoming events, trips and fundraisers for the new season. The first fundraiser
will be a vendor event with over 20 vendor offerings. Each
vendor will also donate a basket to be raffled. The date for the event is
December 5th from Noon to 4PM. Tickets are $25 and include admission and
appetizer buffet. It will be held at Eagle's Nest Restaurant at the Eagle Marsh