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2021-2022

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)

 





2020-2021

Summer Luncheon Update


The final Summer luncheon will be held on September 16th, 12:00 noon at Cafe Martier in
downtown Stuart. The cafe is located in the Post Office Arcade. Please contact Mary DeCastro
at email:
marede33@yahoo.com or phone: (772) 485-8273 to make your *reservation.

*Please remember to select a menu choice with your reservation.
 
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 variant. 
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

Faye and Georgia

 

The next luncheon will be at the Elliott Museum, 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 invitation 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.

Summer Luncheons

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

 

2019-2020

 

      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.

 

 

2018-2019

 

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 https://www.pslbg.org/home.html

 

 

 

 

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. Tim 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 be repeated.

 

 

The 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 Golf Clubhouse.