***With the pandemic continuing, our calendar is not as full as usual. There are still on-going service projects and design & horticulture virtual displays. Check back frequently!!
Meeting - Jan. 20th, "A Taste of Ikebana"
January 20, 2021 Program, Annette Ernst
Annette Ernst has been active in Ikebana of Richmond since 2010. She has held many positions on the Board, including president from 2015-2017. She is a member of Ikebana International Chapter 1 in Washington, D.C. She has been taking classes in the Sogetsu School from Jane Redmon since 2011 and is ranked Sanyo, second grade teacher. She has also been taking classes in the Ikenobo School from Elizabeth Berry since 2012 and is ranked Junkakan, Instructor, Second Grade. Both her teachers are from D.C. Chapter 1, and have international training. She has been part of the Hirschler Memorial Flower Arranging team at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts since 2014, displaying in the lobby about four times a year. She creates arrangements regularly at her church as part of her Altar Guild responsibilities.
Program: “Taste of Ikebana” Ikebana is the Japanese art of flower arranging that evolved from the Buddhist desire to preserve life. There are several different schools of design that Annette will share with us.
January 28, 2021, Hospice House flower arrangements:
On January 28th, volunteers are needed to make small arrangements for the Hospice House. Camille Archie will have containers for volunteers to pickup from her home if one is needed. Those who are interested please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. The arrangements will be made in the safety of the volunteers' homes to protect all from the virus and be delivered to Camille's house before 3:00pm. If any designers cannot deliver the arrangements to her house, she will have a small committee to pickup the arrangements. Please consider helping!
February 17, 2021, Meeting - Charlie Morgan, Master Gardner, "Mistaken Identity" about native and invasive plants
March 10, 2021 - Design Workshop with Kathy Ward, on Zoom
March 17, 2021, Meeting - Leslie Harris, nursery owner in Charlottesville, on preparing out gardens for Spring
April 21, 2021, Meeting - David Pippin, Spring floral designs