DFGC Featured Club Projects
Submit a photo and description for one or more of your club projects to the webmaster (100 words or less). One project by a DFGC member club will be featured each month on the PROJECTS page of this website.
This feature has been temporarily discontinued.
Previously featured DFGC Club Projects:
BAREFOOT GARDEN CLUB, Fenwick Island (February 2018 - March 2018)
Members of Barefoot Gardeners Garden Club maintain land surrounding the historic Fenwick Island Lighthouse by weeding, mowing, and watering the property. But that's not all... they also decorate it for Christmas!
The Fenwick Lighthouse rises 87 feet to provides a crucial warning light for mariners, as it has for over 200 years. The site is now owned by the State of Delaware and is maintained by the Barefoot Gardeners and the New Friends of the Lighthouse.
POTPOURRI GARDEN CLUB, Dover (December 2017 - January 2018)
Have you ever toured Woodburn, the Delaware Governor's residence in Dover? If so, you may have seen the beautiful decorations by Potpourri Garden Club.
Potpourri members have been decorating Woodburn and the Hall House (an adjacent guest house) twice a year, since 1998 - In May for Dover Day festivities and again in December for the holidays. They also design floral arrangements for public and private occasions hosted by the governor. (Additional photos provided by Potpourri Garden Club for this project are posted on our Facebook page.)
This project is co-chaired by Potpourri Garden Club President Diane Crom and DFGC 1st Vice President Connie Raymond.
PLANTATION LAKES GARDEN CLUB, Millsboro (November 2017)
Plantation Lakes gardeners dedicate their November meeting to thanking and honoring veterans at local health care facilities. Each member and guest in attendance makes two or three small patriotic-themed floral arrangements, which are delivered by members to Atlantic Shores Rehab & Health Center in Millsboro and the Delaware Hospital for Veterans in Milford, Delaware.
Arrangements are created in tuna or cat food cans, using greens clipped from shrubbery and purchased mini-carnations. A decorative pick is inserted and foil is wrapped around the container as the finishing touches.
This workshop is conducted by President Margaret Woda and the prep committee is chaired by Gale Harley.
OCTOBER 2017- SALT AIR GARDENERS, Ocean View
Salt Air Gardeners worked with the Indian River Life Saving Station (IRLSS) to design and upgrade landscaping around the entry to this historic facility. The goal was to enhance existing plantings, which had not been tended to for some time, with additional native and drought tolerant plantings.
Salt Air Gardeners were honored with a 2017 Governor's Volunteerism Award for Conservation, after nomination by IRLSS for this project. Congratulations to the newest member club of DFGC!
This committee is co-chaired by Libby Bishop and Marilyn Chaney. Club President is Lois McNamara.
SEPTEMBER 2017 - GARDENERS BY THE SEA, Bethany Beach
Second grade students at Lord Baltimore Elementary School in Ocean View, Delaware, enjoy learning about nature from the curriculum created and presented by the Youth Committee of Gardeners by the Sea (GBTS) in Bethany Beach, Delaware.
Each lesson includes a brief presentation about the current month’s nature topic, a story related to the topic, an appropriate craft project, and journaling by the students. A different committee member conducts each phase of the lesson on topics such as migration, habitat, wetlands, and pollinators. At the end of the school year, students receive their journal to take home and share with their families.
This committee is chaired by Susan Tracey. GBTS President is Jean Sewald.