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PLGC Programs October 2023 -  June 2024

GARDEN PHOTOGRAPHY

Thursday, October 5, 2023

Michelle Walfred, Communications Specialist at University of Delaware
10:30 a.m. pre-meeting gathering. 11:00 a.m. Business Meeting. 11:30 a.m. Program

Flex Room at The Landing

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Michelle is a professional photographer who will guide us on
how to take the perfect picture when photographing flowers and trees in our gardens. She will share techniques and tips that she has found helpful and answer our questions. Weather permitting, we will step outside and try our hand at photographing nearby specimens. Bring your camera!

 

SALUTE TO VETERANS

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Margaret Woda, PLGC Founder, former President of PLGC and
a member of the DFGC and CAR-SGC Boards
10:30 pre-meeting gathering. 11:00 a.m. Business Meeting. 11:30 Program
Plantation Lakes Community Center East

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Margaret will oversee a community service project to honor veterans in our community. Veterans will receive a small floral arrangement featuring a red, white and blue patriotic theme. Finished containers will be delivered to a local facility for distribution to veterans.

FOCUS ON FRIENDSHIP

Thursday, December 7, 2023

11:30 a.m. arrival, 12:00 noon lunch
Fager's Island Restaurant in Ocean City, Maryland

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Members and guests will gather for lunch in Fager's Island lower
dining room overlooking the beautiful Assawoman Bay. The Program Committee will be preparing a truly festive holiday theme for this gathering. Expect surprises. Member cost: $35.

MORE ABOUT MAY DAY

Thursday, January 4, 2024
Patricia Minnigh, PLGC Program Chair and a member of the PLGC and DFGC Boards

10:30 a.m. pre-meeting gathering. 11:00 Business Meeting
Flex Room at The Landing

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Patricia will share with members the information that she learned in her research on this beloved tradition. Once upon a time, the first day of May evoked good tidings and

sweet little gifts for loved ones and neighbors. On the first day of May, floral gifts and baskets
were
used to commemorate the turn of chilly and rainy months into warmer and happier ones.

 

SPRING GARDEN PREPARATION

Thursday, February 1, 2024 

Jay Millman, Manager at Bella Terra Landscapes in Milton, Delaware

10:30 a.m. pre-meeting gathering. 11:00 Business Meeting
Flex Room at The Landing

 

Jay is a Delaware native and has nearly 30 years of experience with home gardening
and landscaping. He will share his expertise with PLGC members by offering suggestions for
preparing our gardens now for planting in Spring.

POTLUCK PICNIC AND MORE

Thursday, March 7, 2024 

Cassie Camacho, PLGC Member and Floral Designer Extraordinaire

11:00 a.m. pre-meeting gathering. 11:30 Business Meeting. 

Plantation Lakes Community Center North Shore

 

ROOTED WISDOM: NATURE'S ROLE IN
THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD

Thursday, April 4, 2024 

Anthony Cohen, Historian and Adkins Arboretum Docent
10:30 a.m. -
- Carpool from Plantation Lakes
($10 admission; brown bag lunch)

Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD

Anthony will guide us through Adkins Arboretum to help us understand and appreciate how 
self-liberators used the natural landscape to forge a path to freedom. Gain insight into their methods for navigating, concealing themselves, finding food, evading capture and how nature helped and
hindered their journey. 
A golf court will be available for anyone with difficulty walking.

SPRING AT LONGWOOD GARDENS

Thursday, May 2, 2024

Group Bus Trip to Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA

Time and Cost: TBD

Relax, renew, recharge -- all amongst the splendor of spring. Members and guests are invited

to experience Spring at Longwood Gardens from the millions of tiny spring has-sprung neophytes that begin the season around March 30 to the flowering trees and their splashes of color

throughout the gardens to the vividly iconic tulips that follow.

 

 

STORY HILL FARM TOUR

Thursday, June 6, 2024 

Helen Raleigh, Story Hill Farm Owner

11:00 a.m. Business Meeting. 11:30 a.m. Tour

Helen is a native Delawarean who is passionate about protecting pollinators and has planted

six acres of wildflower meadows to achieve her goal of restoring pollinator habitats. Members will learn firsthand from Helen the challenges involved in transforming barren pastures into acres of
wildflower meadows. Carpools will be arranged.

 

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