Friday, March 26, 2010

Ikebana, Mar 24 at Sarah Duke Gardens

Many members of the Durham Council of Garden Clubs celebrated with the newest chapter of Ikebana International on Wednesday Mar 24th. Treyburn was out in great numbers and several members of Heritage were also there. This Ikebana chapter is an asset to all the activities at Duke Gardens and the tea house. If interested in Ikebana call Carol, the District 9 Director to learn more.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

T&C Presents Educator Grants

NC Beautiful board member Alan Herosian, grant winner Kristen Snyder, T&C's Katherine K, George Watts principal Patti Crum, and NC Beautiful director Steve Vacendak with Ms. Snyder's young gardeners.

Town & Country Garden Club has presented grants of $1000 to each of two Durham educators through the NC Beautiful "Windows of Opportunity" program. The grants fund the winning teachers' proposals for furthering environmental awareness in their students and came from the club's community projects for the 2009-2010 year.

The grants have been presented to Kristen Snyder of George Watts Montessori School and Ruth McDaniel of Southern High School. Town & Country president, Katherine Kirschner, visited the schools to present the awards. After her visit to Ms. Snyder's class she commented, "What a fabulous little garden Ms. Snyder's students have - winter veggies, herbs, fruit-bearing shrubs and trees, as well as a few perennials. Of course the most popular item in the garden was the earthworms!"

L: Ms. Snyder's students check out the earthworms
R: Ms. Snyder and T&C's Katherine K with the students

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

JOINT MEETING -- Tuesday March 9th

There will be a joint meeting of all Council Garden Clubs at Sarah Duke Gardens
Tuesday March 9th
at 10 am.

It is hoped most club members will attend.

T&C Sign for Windsor Way Project

Town & Country's work on the Windsor Way Median plantings has been recognized by this new sign at the east end of the boulevard-median. The sign, fabricated by Vega Metalworks, is made in the traditional black wrought-iron style that originally marked streets in Hope Valley and has been revived through the Hope Valley Neighborhood Association's beautification efforts. Like the street signs throughout the area, the one at the Windsor Way Median is mounted on a rough-hewn natural cedar post. The sign itself was planned as part of the original project. Town and Country member Chasie Harris and Walker Harris of Chase Builders carried out the installation.