December 5, 2019 9 AM
December 5 FFGC Judgement Day for Awards at FFGC Headquarters
September 5, 2019 10AM
May 7, 2018 Time: 11:00 AM
Host, Greeters & Door Prizes:
Garden Club of DeLand, Inc.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2019-2020
September 11-12 FFGC BOD Meeting Winter Park, FL
October 22 FFGC District VI Meeting
October 27 -29 Fall Symposium in Winter Park
January 8-9 FFGC BOD Meeting Winter Park, FL
April 2, 2020 10 AM
Garden Club of DeLand
January 2, 2020 6PM
Happy New Year
November 7, 2019 9 AM
November 4th & 5th
NGC Gardening School- Gardening School consists of four courses (2 days of instruction) followed by an exam. Courses cover all aspects of growing, from understanding soil structure to pruning techniques, plant identification,ect. Topics include basic botany, soils, growing perennials, pests, and diseases. Lunch will be provided.
November 26th FFGC Award Applications are Due
March 5, 2020 10 AM
Garden Club of DeLand 2019-2020
STANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS 2019-2021
Arbor Day Norma Thomas
Awards Jennifer Condo
Bricks Pat DeSalvo
Thought for the Day NuSu Bauerle
Downtown Planting Jennifer Stone
Finance Richard Fisher
Fun with Flowers Suzanne Locke
Garden of the Month Erin Miceli
Grounds Norma Thomas
Habitat for Humanity Suellen Biferie
Historian Debbie Jones
Membership Joyce Fisher
National Garden Week Marti Walker
Newsletter Valerie Seinfeld
Pageant of Crosses Marshall Rawson
Photographer-Special Events Marshall Rawson
S.E.E.K. Allison Zacharias
Sensory Garden Karen Hall
Ways & Means Lisa Schnetzer
Website Valerie Seinfeld
Wekiva Allison Zacharias
Wildflower Festival Tracy McKenna
February 6, 2020 10AM
Upcoming Events and Programs
2019 - 2020
Garden Club of DeLand 865 South Alabama Avenue * DeLand, FL 32724 * 386-624-6960
October 3, 2019 6 PM
October 22 FFGC District VI Fall Meeting
COMMUNITY BEAUTIFICATION – Attending Chamber of Commerce meetings keeps us informed and involved in community projects. Members from all circles maintain planters in downtown DeLand and help care for the DeLand Garden Center grounds. Plants for the downtown planters are provided by the City of DeLand.
DISTRICT VI SPRING AND FALL MEETINGS – Club delegates and Circle representatives join with FFGC and District officers to exchange pertinent information.
FFGC STATE CONVENTION – The Club President attends yearly. Members are urged to attend also.
FLOWER SHOW – One standard flower show staged during each two-year administration. Each circle participates.
GARDEN TOUR – This fundraiser features the gardens of club members as well as other DeLand residents.
JUNIOR GARDENERS – This program is designed for preschoolers through sixth grade to encourage their interest in the world around them. Circles work with the children during the school year on a monthly basis.
NGC GARDENING STUDY SCHOOL 2019 - Helping members become accomplished horticulturists.The NGC Gardening Study Courses are designed to provide educational information to those especially interested in gardening, horticulture and related subjects. The School consists of a series of four courses, scheduled usually for two days of instruction, followed by a general examination. Courses cover all aspects of growing, from understanding soil structure to pruning techniques, plant identification, etc. Topics include basic botany, soils, growing annuals, perennials, trees and shrubs, fruits and vegetables, lawns, pests and diseases of plants, plant classification, and selected subjects of local interest.
NATIONAL GARDEN WEEK - Join NGC clubs across the country and celebrate National Garden Week, in June 2020. Promote the NGC objectives of beautification, education of environmental efforts, gardening, and involvement of Garden Clubs in your community. This week is an opportunity to encourage pride in your community, interest new members, and work with other groups to be part of those efforts.
PAGEANT OF CROSSES – This annual Palm Sunday event featuring floral arrangements created by circle members and community churches and businesses is presented at the club house as a complimentary outreach to the community.
S.E.E.K. to raise funds to provide the financial opportunity for club sponsored students to attend.
SENSORY GARDEN – This is a special garden in DeLand for people to explore and enjoy with all senses (touch, taste, smell, sight and sound). It is located in Bill Dreggors Park at North Stone Street.
SHORT COURSE – A fun learning experience of interest to all garden clubbers, conducted in June by the Florida Cooperative Extension Service at the University of Florida in Gainesville. All members are encouraged to attend.
SHORT COURSE NORTH – This is an exclusive FFGC educational opportunity with speakers, horticulture and design, workshops, field trips, food, vendors and door prizes.
SUNFLOWER PARK – This community park created by the Sunflower Circle in cooperation with the city of DeLand was a State and National Award Winner in 2007. It features a covered stage, path, benches, tables, and a water feature.
TROPICAL SHORT COURSE – A two-day event of lectures and demonstrations on horticulture, landscape, design, conservation and floral design held in January at West Palm Beach. All members are encouraged to attend.
WEKIVA YOUTH CAMP – Available from June to August for students in grades 3-8. Scholarships are available. All circles provide monetary assistance.