Member Garden Walk – June 22, 2017
A beautiful day brought over 30 members to tour two gardens and a farm.
Our first stop was at Naoko’s where she has created a back yard of “rooms” for various uses and displays.
Our next stop was Nancy’s home that is on a large lot that includes wetlands. She enhances her gardens with interesting yard art collected over the years from flea markets.
We continued to Romeo where we visited Cold Frame Farm. Lisa, a Landscape Architect for 17 years, left the corporate world to open the farm in 2013. She farms a variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits and flowers sustainably year round that she sells in her farm market and the Oakland County Farmers’ Market.
Of course, we never miss a chance to go out to lunch!!
Nursery Crawl – May 19, 2017
Thirty members carpooled to three nurseries to find the perfect plants for their gardens. It was a very successful trip for everyone! Lunch followed at the Celtic Knot in Lakeville.
Annual Meeting and May Luncheon – May 9, 2017
This year’s venue was Boulder Pointe Golf Club in Oxford. It is our annual installation of officers and a celebration of our year.
Officers were installed (L to R: Cathy Ford, President; Robin McGrath, Vice President; Mary Golla, Recording Secretary; Carol Steurer, Corresponding Secretary; Joan Rolwing, Treasurer; Sara Malstrom, Assistant Treasurer) and outgoing president Marilee Shortreed passed the gavel to new president Cathy Ford.
Amy Headbloom was honored as a Distinguished Member for her outstanding 13 years as Treasurer and her active involvement with the Horticultural Therapy Committee and other activities.
Friends are a big part of us and the May Luncheon is a chance to catch up with each other.
The 9th Annual Golf Outing – August 15, 2016
The winners of this year’s scramble at Stony Creek Golf Course want to be sure we know they are number 1. Congratulations, Ladies!!
The Summer Meeting – August 9, 2016
This annual event is our special day to Learn, Laugh and Lunch!
Members and guests registered and then enjoyed a continental breakfast.
Everyone had some time to place their tickets with the hope of winning one of the great raffle prizes before Pat McKay, Van Hoosen Farm Museum Director, welcomed us.
The Learning portion of this event was outstanding this year. Jane Giblin and Pat Hambleton explored ancient grains including recipes and tasting.
Master Gardeners, Mary Golla and Joan Rolwing presented gardening information that included a test for all of us — Are you Smarter than a Master Gardener? What a fun way to learn!
Following a delicious antipasto salad lunch, Colleen Dykstra (and Robin McGrath, not pictured) gave us lots of practical, helpful yard tips — even a good use for an old purse!