GARDEN CLUB ENJOYS CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON
December 17, 2016
The Cedar Key Garden Club members and others gathered at the traditional Christmas Luncheon at the Episcopal Church Meeting Hall this past Wednesday, December 14, at noon.
Lovely, festive, and native, of course, centerpieces of Dahoon Holly cuttings and pine cones, graced the tables, Donna Thalacker creations.
President Roger McDaniels welcomed all and proceeded with the business part of the meeting. Items he discussed included the following.
- The upcoming Master Gardener program offered by the University of Florida’s IFAS Institute, the deadline of which is January 18. For more information, click on: http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/city-news/15-announcements/2648-master-gardener-class-2018
- Master Gardener Coordinator Barbara Edmunds to be the guest speaker at the Garden Club meeting January 11, 2017.
- Grants given to school programs.
- Brazilian pepper eradication is underway. For more information, click on: http://cedarkeynews.com/index.php/activities/20-conservation/2644-brazilian-pepper-buster
- Garden Club assistance in sponsoring the Community Garden.
Vice-President Joe Hand spoke about the Cedar Key School Agriculture class coming to the Community Garden on Tuesday, December 13, where they learned a great deal, got their hands dirty, transplanted new sprouts, and tasted sage-seasoned cookies and salad with kale and other ingredients grown in the Garden. Delighted students walked away asking for the recipes.
Tom Deverin presented to the luncheon participants plantings from the Community Garden ready for replanting at home. These plantings were gathered and wrapped for transport to the luncheon by the Cedar Key School Agriculture students. These included broccoli and cauliflower.
Delicious ham and drink were supplied by the Garden Club. Others brought side dishes and desserts. Many interesting plants were brought for the plant exchange.
A good time was had by all.