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 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 Mico-Greens. Each member received a Mico-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