Intergenerational Chair 2022-2023: Bev Reitinger 
The  Intergenerational Committee meets with students and their special guests four times a year at the Beach Haven School to create beautiful flower arrangements and to learn from each other.

Beach Haven School November 2022

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Intergenerational Beach Haven School November 2022

The Intergenerational Committee of the Garden Club of LBI met with first, second and third grade students from the Beach Haven School on Friday, November 18, 2022. Beverly Reitinger, Intergenerational Committee chair, and Garden Club members provided students with fresh flowers, greenery and Thanksgiving themed containers. The members administered their insights in design methods to further understand flower arranging. From their smiling faces and happy voices, it was evident the students were very proud of their work. A successful hands on experience was enjoyed by the students, staff and Garden Club members!


Long Beach Island Grade School September 2022

Photos :Jeannette Michelson

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On Wednesday, September 21, the Garden Club of LBI joined forces with children at Long Beach Island School to create fall flower arrangements.  Twenty five third graders met in the gym of their school with twelve Garden Club members for an hour of learning  the rudiments of flower arranging.  This included  learning about flowers and greenery, how to cover an oasis, and how to keep an arrangement healthy. 

The students started with mini loaf dishes marked “Fall is My Favorite Color”.  They added layers of greenery such as boxwood, euonymus and rosemary brought from the gardens of club members.  Carnations in fall colors of orange, yellow, cream and sparkling white enhanced the designs. Children enthusiastically learned how to “puff” into a flower bud to open it. A tiny paper pumpkin topped off the arrangements, ready to take home! As they proudly picked up their arrangements, Bev Reitinger, chair of the committee  said, “Each and every design was unique. Fun was had by all and the children and teachers were so appreciative.”