The purpose of the Great Island Garden Club shall be to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening and horticulture while assisting in community beautification.
Save The Date May 21, 2022 Our Annual Plant Sale
Important Notice: The GIGC Board’s top priority is keeping all members safe. To this end, we will be seeking monthly guidance concerning Covid protocols from the New Castle Town Health Officer Kathy Hollister, MD. As you all know, this is an evolving situation given new variants and an uptick in cases in Rockingham County. This schedule may be modified during the year, but rest assured, general meetings and programs will continue, either in-person or via zoom.
If you have additional questions from our January 4th Zoom Meeting with Cris Blackstone on “Invasive Plants" her contact information is; Crisablackstone@gmail.com 603-738-2195
February 1 – 9:30AM Joe Marttila “Bee Keeping”
Attention: This is a zoom meeting. Joe’s presentation will begin at 9:30AM. The General Meeting will start after the Q&A.
Wherever fruits and vegetables are grown on the Seacoast, it is likely that honeybees managed by Joe’s company, SeaBee Honey & Apiaries, are playing a vital part. Joe started his company in 2010 with the mission to preserve pollinators and farmland in the Seacoast region. He provides free pollination to local farms such as Applecrest, Salt Box Farm, and Little Brook Farm. Joe has also worked with local schools to teach children about the importance of pollinators and helped set up a top bar observation beehive for the children at the Dondero Elementary School in Portsmouth.
Joe will explain why honeybees, so important to agriculture, are now in decline, along with other native pollinators. And he will outline steps we can take to protect these vital pollinators.
March 1, 2022
Art In Bloom Road Show Attention: This is a zoom meeting. The presentation will begin at 10:00. The General Meeting will start after the Q&A.
The Art in Bloom Road Show
This remote presentation will include two segments. First, Karen Recco will present a colorful PowerPoint presentation depicting behind-the-scenes preparations for Art in Bloom with stunning examples of floral interpretations of MFA art objects.
Margo Pullman will follow with a live floral interpretation of a museum masterpiece by an MFA Senior Associate floral designer. The demonstration will include expert arranging tips.
Karen started as a MFA associate in 2014 as a guide helping visitors from around the world get up close and personal with the Museum’s amazing collections. She has participated in supporting AIB since 2015 and misses not only seeing these fabulous arrangements but also witnessing the looks on people’s faces when they observe the amazing creations by local garden clubs. Today she continues as a Sr. Associate giving tours, working at Sharf, supporting the Road Show Committee, and being a member of the Sr. Associate Board. While not at the MFA, Karen enjoys playing golf, trying her hand at her own art projects-taking remote painting classes, giving remote tours of the McMullen Museum at Boston College, and playing with her grandchildren.
Margo Pullman Bio Margo earned a BA from Iowa State University in Commercial Art & Design and worked professionally as a creative director and later created the Pullman Design Company. Her next career encompassed painting and teaching art out of her West Newbury studio. Then along came the MFA Associates Flower Team where she has been involved with floral design since 2012. She considers flowers another medium for artistic expression. Her Holiday floral designs have been featured in Northshore Magazine.
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