To further, in every way, interest in gardening and kindred subjects and to cooperate with all programs for the improvement in planting, conservation, environment and beautification of our island.
The Club supports many out-reach programs, local environmental organizations, scholarship programs, and services through the monies raised by our annual Holiday Tour of Homes.
Professional speakers present programs throughout the year on floral design, horticulture, environmental issues and garden-related topics.
Membership meetings are held the second Thursday of every month, September through May excluding December.
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October 2019 – Autumn Days
The October meeting kicked off with ticket sales for the 2019 Holiday Tour of Homes. Once again, the response was overwhelming with only a few coveted tickets remaining at the end of the meeting. The featured speaker was Rick Bushnell , President of Reclam the Bay. His topic “Silence of the Clams” discussed efforts to restore the clam population of Barnegat Bay in order to improve the bay’s overall health.
The House Tour 2019 ticket sellers. Standing (l to r) Joan Fitzsimmons, Bev Reitinger, Chair Diane Macrides, Janet Villardo-Farrell, Joan Carpenter. Seated (l to r) Pat Powers, Joan Coughlin, Angie Manzi.
Programs Vice-President JoAnne McKee with October's featured speaker, Rick Bushnell, President of Re-Clam the Bay.
September 2019 – Welcome Back!
The September meeting was very well attended by over 140 members, associate members and guests. The focus of the meeting centered on the upcoming 54th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes. The traditional September Horticulture Show, chaired by Karen Martinez, highlighted the wide-ranging gardening skills of our members.
Photos: Jeannette Michelson
Jeannette Michelson's photo "Glacial Retreat" , a finalist in the National Garden Club's Photography Competition.