2016 District 8 Meeting
Lynne Mabry at podium telling everyone at the District 8 Meeting, Oct. 20, 2016, about the Osmocote fertilizer samples and the I’d Rather Be Gardening! bumper stickers in their welcome bags. Also pictured is sitting, District 8 Director, Charlotte Dawson, and standing, Martha Gibson, President, Scotch Gardeners Garden Club. President, Dora Sharber of The Cottonland Garden Club, was a Page at the meeting. She and a Scotch Gardener member Pam Hansen enjoying themselves.
Storytelling Arts Center
131 South Main Street
Laurinburg, North Carolina 28352
October 21, 2016
Westhaven Garden Club of Dunn Work with Scouts
This is a workshop that Darene has been trying to get started for 2 years; they finally took her up on it (sponsored by Westhaven Garden Club of Dunn). Darene had offered to help the local girl scout troop earn their NGC wildflower patch. We invited all Harnett County Daisy Girl Scouts to the first annual Daisy Day; 30 attending and about 12 adults. Derek Smith was invited to do a NC DOT presentation; he was great (his first youth presentation). The girls painted flower pots by putting their handprint on the pot. While the pots dried, Derek did his presentation about wildflowers and pollinators. We went outside and potted a plant in their painted pots for Mother’s Day gifts (local nursery donated the plants). We went back inside for healthy fruits and vegetables for a snack and continued to talk about flower/vegetable gardening. The girls colored a bookmark made for them to promote, “Daisy Day.” They also learned of Penny Pines with a bookmark about the Penny Pines program; girls brought bags of pennies to donate for the trees. Check the NGC website for details of this great program.