A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
2022 - 2023 Theme: Seeds for Change
“Growth starts with a seed that has been planted, watered, and then cared for. It might take a while to grow, often sprouts when you least expect it and blooms at the right time. Always keep planting seeds.” Anonymous.
Welcome to the Salisbury Garden Club Website. We are excited about our 2022-23 new year of Garden Club speakers, projects, fellowship and fun. It will great to welcome our “new normal” of meeting in person, reconnecting with old friends and making new friends. Our Salisbury Garden Club is a strong, vibrant organization of talented individuals who share their wide-range of interests, knowledge, and talent in floral design and horticulture. It is a privilege to work for you to make sure you have FUN and participate in the activities that you love with good friends.
If you are a visitor to this site, I hope that you will find lectures, projects or events that spur you to join us. We are fortunate to have over ninety, talented members from Salisbury and other neighborhoods, who work together, growing our organization and its services to the community. New boards members are hard at work and returning board members have graciously agreed to continue in various positions. We have a great mix of new and seasoned members to keep the board focused on serving our members and helping accomplish our goals.
Becky Sido and Katie Conschafter, our new Co-Vice Presidents for programs, have planned an exciting year of programs. We have a mix of new presenters for programs as well as treasured friends returning. Our mother-daughter team of Mary and Lili will be kicking off the year with a great program entitled “Dynamic Design.’ Two of our favorite and best, local designers, David Pippin, and Diane Burgess, will be presenting new programs. Also, Dr. Laurie Fox, research associate at the Hampton Roads Area Research Extension Center (HRAREC), will be presenting. Dr. Fox is a popular presenter on many horticulture topics and is a key member of the teaching staff for the Virginia Garden Club Landscape Certificate.
With the Club's numerous activities and committees on civic beautification, civic education, exhibits in floral design and horticulture, authoring articles for the newsletter, and social events, I hope that each of you will find the programs in which to participate that help us grow as an organization. As seeds of change in the organization, each of us has unlimited possibilities to contribute to nourishing our hearts, our community, and our gardens.
Always keep planting seeds!