Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Calusa Garden Club Presents Succulent Dish Garden with Friends of the Library

Calusa Garden Club + Friends of the Library = Succulent Dish Garden 

Calusa Garden Club of Marco Island member Dale DeFeo is an accomplished expert on horticulture and has instructed members of garden clubs in FloridaVirginia and other states as a National Garden Clubs Horticulture Instructor, Master Judge, Master Landscape Design Consultant, Master Gardening Consultant and Master Environmental Consultant. Marco Island Branch of Collier County Library was fortunate to have DeFeo present a workshop on planting and cultivating a succulent dish garden on Tuesday, January 7th. DeFeo demonstrated and planted a dish garden with colorful succulents for about 27 attendees at Rose Hall at the Library, and as she worked, she gave step-by-step instructions and illustrated the instructions with a PowerPoint presentation. The workshop was supported by Friends of the Library, and the beautiful succulent dish garden that DeFeo planted is on display at the Library. 

Calusa Garden Club Award Campership to Tommie Barfield Elementary Student  

Each summer, a participant in Calusa Garden Club’s Junior Gardeners program at Tommie Barfield Elementary School is awarded a campership to attend Camp Wekiva Youth Camp, an environmental activity camp sponsored by Florida Federation of Garden Clubs. This year, Kyleigh Haueter was awarded the campership which pays the student’s tuition and transportation expenses to Camp Wekiva. Pictured are Marianne Foley, Scholarship Chair of Calusa Garden Club, Kyleigh Haueter, and Kyleigh’s mother Michelle Kilickiran, and in the other picture, Kyleigh holds up a Camp Wekiva T-shirt she can wear to camp. 

Calusa Garden Club is a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs and membership is open to those interested in horticulture, floral design and environmental matters residing 5 months or more in Collier County.  

Calusa Garden Club meets the second Monday of the months of October and November, and January through March, at Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 350 S. Barfield Drive, Marco Island. Business meetings begin at 12:30 PM and programs begin at 1:15 PM. Calusa Garden Club welcomes visitors interested in our educational programs and visitors interested in membership. Contact the Garden Club at calusagardenclub@aol.com, or on the Garden Club’s website, calusa.org, or visit the Club’s Facebook page Calusa Garden Club. 

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