Holiday Demonstration by Julie Lapham
On November 16, Julie treated the club to a demonstration on creating a mantlepiece or table arrangement for the Thanksgiving holiday. A lush assortment of evergreens were paired with squash, apples, pinecones and winterberry. She reminded us that by removing a few gourds and adding something red, this design could also be used for Christmas.
Share the Excitement of a Pollinator Project
Who are the pollinators? Birds, bees, bats butterflies, moths, beetles other animals or the wind. Many of these pollinators are in trouble, mostly from environmental abuse.
An ad-hoc committee has been formed to explore the idea of a WGC project that would promote and protect pollinators and would ideally involve our entire membership while collaborating with other Worcester County institutions.
Several of our area organizations are already involved in pollinator projects so our first step is to explore just what everyone is planning and then hopefully fill in the gaps.
We discovered several wonderful resources including www.pollinator.org . It is wonderfully comprehensive and worth a visit.
Wait for further information on how you can be involved.
ALL MEMBERS ARE WELCOME.
The Purposes of the Worcester Garden Club Are:
- To promote the knowledge and appreciation of gardening, horticulture, flower arranging, and all phases of conservation;
- To educate the community in the art of gardening, in the science of horticulture and in the conservation of all our national and local resources;
- To encourage and develop civic planting throughout Worcester County.
First Meeting at WPI
On September 22nd, the membership was treated to interesting presentation by Al DiMauro, Assistant Vice President of Facilities, about maintaining the campus of the college, fulfilling the needs of the students, and making it welcoming and all visitors. it was amazing to learn that the campus is constantly changing its buildings, landscape, and pathways to keep up with current trends in education. The lecture concluded with a tour of Higgins House Gardens, a sumptuous end to an informative morning.