Youth

Youth Garden Clubs

Each month, from September to May, Garden Club members meet with fourth- and fifth-graders at  St. Mary’s Academy school to teach gardening techniques and flower arranging.
Beginning February 2019, the Garden Club launched a second Youth Garden Club that meets at the LBI branch of the Ocean County Library  located in Surf City. Children in grades three through six from the community are welcome to attend.

December 2019

Library Youth Club

On Wednesday, December 18th the Youth Garden Club at the Surf City Library celebrated the upcoming holiday season with a creative arrangement containing local evergreens and  pine cones, red and white baby carnations and  Frosty the Snowman . The snowman sported a red scarf, jaunty felt hat and a carrot nose. Each young designer personalized their snowman by drawing eyes and a mouth with some choosing to put a face on both the front and back fo the head. The 13 creative young designers were guided by co-chairs Ginny Scarlatelli and Jeannette Michelson along with members Judy Bouton, Camille Sharp and Diane Ricci. It was lively and it was fun with the final arrangements  a beautiful tribute to the winter holidays.

Photos: Jeannette Michelson

 

November 2019

Library Youth Club

On Wednesday Nov 20th, the Youth Garden Club at the Surf City Library made a Thanksgiving  centerpiece consisting of cauliflower, radishes , peppers and other seasonal vegetables. Euonymus, a wildflower  and a cheeky turkey topper complemented the vegetables.  Co-chairs Ginny Scarlatelli, Jeannette Michelson and Margo Bartiromo,  along with members Paula Cofone and Pauline Gertzen,  guided  the 14 enthusiastic young designers in the creation of this Thanksgiving holiday arrangement. The results were beautiful!

Photos: Jeannette Michelson

 

December 2019

St. Mary’s Youth Club

A holiday centerpiece

November 2019

St. Mary’s Youth Club

Turkey day floral arrangements proudly displayed with members Jeanne Sivori (far left) and Pam Lowry (far right).

October 2019

St. Mary’s Youth Club

We all enjoyed our first meeting with the new Youth Group at the new St. Mary Academy (formerly All Saints Regional Catholic School) on October 16th. We’re thrilled with this group of 5 girls and 4 boys in the 4th and 5th grades. They showed enthusiasm and talent as they created their autumn themed flower arrangements.

Photos: Jennifer Schwab