Burlington Garden Club Receives Merit Awards
The Burlington Garden Club has received notification of three Certificates of Merit Awards from the Federated Garden Clubs of Vermont (FGCV) which is comprised of seventeen (17) Garden Clubs throughout the state.
The first award for garden therapy recognizes the annual planting and maintenance of two gardens at the Ronald McDonald House on Winookski Avenue, Burlington which has been an annual club project since 2009.
The second award acknowledges the club memberswork in the Grandma and Grandpa garden and eight other nearby beds in Wheeler Garden Park on Dorset Street, South Burlington. The “Growing Young Gardeners” program plant, maintain and harvest vegetables weekly during the summer. Over 1,080 pounds of vegetables was distributed to the Food Shelf on North Winookski Avenue last summer. The third award was the format and structure of the many projects involving actual membership participation that benefit the
Community and meet the goals and objectives of the National Garden Clubs through the Annual Program Booklet.
Annual Meeting & Luncheon *Members Only*
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
at the Burlington Country Club, 568 South Prospect Street, Burlington
• 10:30AM to 11:30AM : business meeting
• Noon: Luncheon
• 1:15PM Presentation: "Adding Creative Elements to Your Floral Designs" by Valerie Cleary
Summer Youth Gardening
This summer the Garden Club will continue the Summer Youth Gardeners program, in collaboration with UVM Master Gardener’s Extension office. This program will meet at the Wheeler Garden Park on Dorset every Thursday throughout the summer 10-Noon.
All food harvested will benefit the Food Shelf. Weekly attendance is not mandatory.
All ages are welcome including parents. A comprehensive curriculum will include composting, garden critters, battling weeds and much more. Coordinator: Jan DeSarno email@example.com
Coordinator: Gail Lang
Future Programs to be posted
Valentine’s Day Cookies for Meals on Wheels
Club members will participate in baking two dozen heart-shaped cookies for Valentine’s Day to be included on Meals on Wheels trays.
Date: February 12, 2018
Coordinator: Jan DeSarno