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EARTH & ARBOR DAY 2011
Friday, APRIL 29th 10:00 a.m.
COLEE HAMMOCK PARK,
1500 Brickell Drive, Fort Lauderdale
Directions: East on Las Olas to SE 15th Street, South approximately
two blocks & you are right at the park.
HAPPY LAND DAY SCHOOL
Pamela Alexander, Principal
Bonny Miller Cole,
Youth Garden Leader
for MORINGA GARDEN CIRCLE
FORT LAUDERDALE GARDEN CLUB
Rose Bechard Butman:, Certified
Community Education Chair,
V.P. Moringa Garden Circle
L. THOMAS CHANCEY, Consulting
CITY OF FORT LAUDERDALE PARKS & RECREATION Gene Dempsey: City Forester
Tree City Award Presentation & Tree Give Away
W GERRY & REBA
H MILLER FOUNDATION
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In March, we honored
the "Golden Girls" -
The members of Moringa Garden Circle (Fort Lauderdale Garden Clubs)
honored five of their members, who have achieved the amazing benchmark
of 50 years of service as, Moringa’s “Golden Girls”.
This joyful event took place at the March 2011 meeting where our Golden
Girl honorees, Maureen Frazel, Maureen Lubbers, Pat Miller, Alliean
Roberts and Jo Williams were presented with a tiara and a framed photograph
of the Moringa flower, photographed by member, Barbara Richie (www.barbarichiephotos.com)
Moringa president, Sharon Bogard, thanked each of the honorees for
their dedication, service and friendship, noting that “You are
an inspiration and role model for each of us. We value the contribution,
dedication, education, and sisterhood that each of you have given
to us over this last half century."
Moringa Garden Circle is one of seven circles within the Fort Lauderdale
to all our members and friends for making our
Green and White Sale
a HUGE success.
We collected $1108.00.
Memorial Trees to be Planted at George English Park
and the New City of Plantation’s Botanical Garden!
Moringa has had some family losses this year. Jean Martindale and
Alliean Roberts both lost their dear husbands this summer. Moringa
has an established Tree Fund that we use to commemorate the loss of
our members and their spouses.
Jean Martindale had requested that Marty’s tree be planted at
George English Park as Marty and Eben Reiger used to boat there together.
We have received the City’s approval. We already have a Jacaranda
by the boat ramp in Eben’s memory. Our plan is to plant another
Jacaranda in proximity so the boys can be together again. The city
of Fort Lauderdale has requested a rare yellow Jacaranda. Jean may
prefer the purple, so we will decide down the line.
Alliean resides in Plantation and was in love with a tree she saw
in bloom called a Cassia bakeriana which has showy pink blossoms along
the stems. The City of Plantation has approved our donation and requested
rare flowering trees for the new botanical garden, so this will be
perfect! I just have to track these rare babies down!
We are accepting donations to our Tree Fund. If you would like to
donate, please send your checks to Moringa’s
524 Orton Avenue, 203
Fort Lauderdale, Fl. 33304-2007
Checks without a designated
memorial tree go into the general Tree Fund. If you would like your
donation to go to a specific tree, then please indicate on your check
who’s tree the check is designated for such as Marty Martindale
and/or Bob Roberts.
These trees will be in prominent locations and promote our club’s
mission to stimulate the love of gardening in our members and the
The Florida Federation
of Garden Clubs District XI Roadside Wildflower Chair, Sandra Lynch
and The Fort Lauderdale Garden Club's Community Education and Civic
Improvement Chair, Rose Bechard-Butman have joined forces to install
a demonstration roadside wildflower planting at I95 and Broward
Boulevard's Greening Gateway to the city. It is their hope to encourage
more planting of native wildflowers along roadsides to reduce our
carbon imprint by eliminating more high maintenance mowing of sod
and to encourage native birds and butterflies along our Flyway Corridor.
This project is made possible through a grant from the Community
Foundation of Broward County. This is a true collaborative effort
that includes Broward County's Naturescape, D.O.T., The Greening
Gateways Committee, The City of Fort Lauderdale Urban Forestry Division
and Softscapes Landscape Architect and Naturescape Broward member,
L. Thomas Chancey.
Native Gaillardia and Coreopsis were planted by 40 volunteers on
Saturday May 8th to include; The Fort Lauderdale Garden Club &
it's Youth Gardeners, 4-H Junior Master Gardeners and friends of
the garden club on Saturday May 8th at 10:00 AM followed by a lunch
at Softscapes, which is located behind the planting area on SW 19th
Avenue. The native wildflowers replaced non native plantings that
did not survive last year's drought.
There was follow up event at Softscapes on Saturday, June
5th at 10:00 AM at 15 SW 19th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. A workshop
with speakers on attracting birds and butterflies, composting and
community gardens was presented.
Clip the UPC codes from all
Campbell soups and products, Franco American gravies, SpagettiO's.
Pepperidge Farm, Swanson, V-8 and Prego for Camp Wekiva
2010 Flower Show "An Invitation"
Photo courtesy of : Rose Butman
To View more of Rose's photos click here
Photographer Barbara Richie has also posted a power point presentation
on her web site to view go to page http://barbararichiephotos.com/SlideShows.aspx
and select the show which will open a power point presentation
on your computer.
Kudos to Kris Blake for a great flower show...
Lots of blues for Moringa but several did not receive ribbons - hoping
to be counted since we believe we took the most blues and .......
Officers Elected for 2010-11
Sharon - President
Rose - Vice President
Karen - Secretary
Cindy - Treasurer
Our installation of officers will be held on May 26 at Starr's home.
View our Members and our - Awards
We made approximately $1170 at the Green & White and $160 at the
Garage Sale. Very respectable return! Thanks to everyone
Commission renames park in
honor of resident
By Michael d’Oliveira
It may be small, .10 acres,
but it’s hers; at least in name. On July 28 Wilton
Manors Commissioners unanimously voted to rename “Slash
Pine Park,” located at the corner of Northeast 20 Drive
and Northeast 7 Avenue, to “M.E.
DePalma Park.”.... Read More
Video of the Dedication
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you to see larger images taken at the Dedication
February 17th at 6 pm
Our 2010 administration !
performed the ceremony installing Moringa's 2009 - 20010 Board
of Directors at the May meeting. Shown left to right: Starr
Fisher; Cindy Long, Treasurer; Melissa Garvey,Secretary;
Rose Butman, Vice President; Sharon Bogard, President
Treasurer; Melissa Garvey,Secretary;
Rose Butman, Vice President; Sharon Bogard, President
Come for the Dedication of the Tree at the Annie Beck House
It was a grisly
day, but we had a good turn out at the planting of the memorial tree
at the re-location of The Annie Beck house. Ann Shandelmayer
did a great job!
Moringa Garden Club Members wished eveeryone
a Merry Christmas!
Hear them singing Jingle Bells at the Holiday Party! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPqnc7TYHWQ
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