More than 40 members & friends came out to tour the lovely gardens created by Eileen, Christine, Nora, and Lois. It was great to visit friends and get to know our newest members.
Our traditional year end party was fun as always, with all the delicious dishes to sample, a rousing game of perennial bingo, and a special gift to Rosie for all her work for the club this year!
Chris Harris from Cuyahoga County Extension Services gave us lots of ideas for using ground covers – and Holly created a beautiful centerpiece using various ground cover plants.
The attached educational e-booklet is a compilation of advice, tips and information gathered over the years from various environmental sources. You will find ideas on the topics of green cleaning, gardening, recycling, composting, conservation and general ways to think GREEN!
We gathered at the Museum of Natural History for our tour of the Herbarium and Perkins Wildlife Garden and then on to the Cleveland Botanical Garden to see OrchidMania.
Jen Bromfield from the Cleveland Metroparks gave an interesting and amusing talk about making maple syrup. We especially enjoyed the taste test! See the process at the Rocky River Reservation during the first three weekends in March.
Every year our club participates in CBG’s Glow event by decorating a theme tree. This year’s overall theme was Overlooked Holidays and we selected Groundhog Day. Holly, Eileen, Jean, and Lois and all their helpers came up with creative ideas
Photos from the Christmas Luncheon at the Yacht Club:
This year’s Christmas Greening Workshops were a great success! Enjoy browsing through these photos of all the steps: preparation – workshops – final cleanup :
This year we made arrangements for both the shut-ins served by the Dwyer Center and for cancer patients and their families served by the Village Project. The recipients were very grateful to receive these beautiful decorations.