Co-Presidents: JoAnne Krulikowski & Pat Mercurio
Vice-President: Elaine Slocum
Secretary & Newsletter Editor: Kathy Mazzacco
Treasurer: Nannette Tereo
Advisor: Marie Dahrouge
We are a diverse group of about 30 members who enjoy gardens and gardening. Each year we plan educational speakers, community reach out projects, a big bus trip and a number of carpool trips to more local New Jersey Gardens. A Wreath sale is our only fund raiser. It includes teaching the pruning and construction of the wreaths, bows, etc to our members. Membership dues of $30 also cover membership in the Garden Club of New Jersey and the National Garden Club.
We meet on the second Monday of the month at 7pm (6:45 for refreshments & socializing). Most meetings take place at the Oakhurst Recreation Center off Larkin Place (behind the Oakhurst Fire Department) unless notified differently.
For more information contact Pat Mercurio at 732-493-8725 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We now have
“Garden Club Aprons” which we will wear marching in the Memorial Day Parade.
high school’s newly started garden club started seeds in February in their greenhouse and will have a plant sale June 9th
with their car wash. Lots of vegetables will be available. Please come support
them so they can buy more seed for fall /winter season. They will also gladly
accept any pots you wish to get rid of.
Reminder, check any milkweed plants you buy especially
at the big box stores for systemic treatment with NEONICOTINOIDS. It will
KILL the Monarch Butterfly caterpillars.
There will be a June 12th
meeting with Kristen Kristensen from “The White House” in Oakhurst as speaker.
She will talk to us about “ compost tea” for plants and recycling of
“soft plastics” such as yogurt containers and potato chip bags. She is
from Denmark and has a different perspective on reuse/ recycle.
July 10th is our
local tours and restaurant meeting. I am working on a visit to a hydroponic
farm in the Freehold area. Could use suggestions for another place to visit as
well. Also restaurant recommendations needed.
Sign up now for
the August Social Committee. Organizers and host homes needed.
Meeting Dates for 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017 —Hosts: Joan Berzansky, Sheila Baye, Sonia Vogel.
Program—Make mini-teacup floral arrangements and Valentine cards for nursing home. Bring your own mini-teacup or small votive if you wish to make your own.
Nominations for Vice-President and Treasurer positions. Elaine Slocum (VP) and Nannette Tereo are willing to continue in their positions. If others are interested in running, they may be nominated at this meeting.
Prospective budget review
Monday, March 13, 2017—Hosts: Ed & Virginia DeNoble, Dave Gallina, Kathy Mazzacco.
Discussion & voting for Vice-President and Treasurer and budget - $30 dues due ($35 after 3/15)
Speaker Steve Koebeke will demonstrate and speak on bonsai plants indoors and out. Steve is an OT resident and member of the Deep Cut Park Bonsai Society
Monday, April 10, 2017— Speaker on lawn care
Monday, May 8, 2017— Membership plant swap
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Bus Trip: to Longwood Gardens - payment due by 6/1 to ensure your seat.
Monday, July 10, 2017 Local car-a-van tour: Details TBA
Monday, August 14, 2017 Annual Progressive Dinner Social
Monday, Septmber 11, 2017 Hosts: ?? (Please volunteer to Pat Mercurio at 732-493-8725 or email@example.com. Members speaking on Rutgers Home Garden School classes taken
Monday, October 9, 2017 Hosts: ?? (Please volunteer to Pat Mercurio at 732-493-8725 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Harvest speaker/ Food bank collection
Monday, November 13, 2017 Hosts Nannette Tereo +: ?? (Please volunteer to Pat Mercurio at 732-493-8725 or email@example.com. Hands on class making herbal products with Heike Maria, of
Mind& Body Works. Preparations for Wreath sale
Monday, December 11, 2017 Annual Holiday Party Hosts and Committee members