Our Floral Design classes this year include lessons on an abstract design using dried materials, twin container design, using vegetables and/or fruits in a design, learn about tapestry designs, how to use spring flowers in an arrangement, miniature floral designs, using a picture in a design, and a back to back or duo arrangement. Click here to view a Floral Design photo-story.|
We have 38 Committees who work on our garden club projects each year. In April members of the Executive Board use the display below to educate new and old members about the activities of each committee to help members decide what sign up for during the coming year. The left 3-panel display lists our committees in alphabetical order with a brief description of what each committee does. There were sign-up sheets on the table below the display. The right 3-panel display included our Yearbook, the “Golden Gardens” magazine, duties of a hostess, club awards and on the table were updated Procedure Books for the major committees.
We maintain a Library at Orcutt Ranch where members may check out books on gardening, floral design, landscape design, birds and butterflies for one month. Our librarian polls the members about what books they would like to have added to the library.
Members of the Gardening Angels had worked with students to maintain 80 rose bushes at the Calvert Street Elementary School for 13 years. Click here to view our Student Rose Garden photo-story.
We hold Monthly Plant Sales where members bring plants they have propagated and a committee brings plants propagated by Sylmar High School FFA students for members to purchase. Some proceeds from the sales were used to donate $100 toward their scholarship awards event.
Our annual Fall Fundraiser is a tea where members contribute plants, collectibles, baked goods, crafts and gift baskets for sale followed by a luncheon prepared by members. Members and guests enjoyed a speaker who appraised antique items brought in by members and guests. The funds generated are used to support our three scholarships for horticulture students, the Theodore Payne Native Plant Foundation, Campo de Cahuenga, CSUN Botanic Garden, and Conejo Botanic Garden. Click here to view a photo-story about our Fall 2015 Fundraiser.|
The Scholarship Committee publicized the scholarships at Canoga Park High School, Pierce Jr. College and West Valley Occupational Training Center. Due to success with our annual fundraiser, we are able to award three $1,000.00 scholarships in May.