CALIFORNIA ARBOR DAY TREE PLANTING - Each year members of our Club donate a tree to our community. May 14, 2014 brought a beautiful Kishu Mandarin tree (a new variety) to Painted Rock Elementary School. Our own Roy Wilburn planted the tree with members from our club including our Civic Beautification Chairlady, Maxine Schimmel, our President Sherry Rudrud, First VP-Diane Scharar, our Club's photographer Dom Amato, and the children and faculty from Painted Rock Elementary School. Photos courtesy of Dom Amato.
Maxine Schimmel - Chairlady.
Painted Rock Elementary School Faculty Maxine, Dom, Diane, Roy & Sherry
GARDEN THERAPY WORKSHOP - As the new season begins, Garden Therapy is gearing up with activities for the residents at Gateway Gardens Assisted Living on the 2nd Monday of the month from October through May from 10:30 to 11:30 AM. Our committee, comprised of Jan Cox, Teresa Fidler, Kathy Hansen, Cindy Jeffreys, and Sharon Reynolds, are dedicated to this project along with Judy Krupski (Coordinator) bringing exciting new ideas to this season with their main goal of using plant life in every project.
Spring seems to be the time for pansies. Their pretty purple, white, yellow and lavendar faces beg to be used in some sort of project. For April, the Garden Therapy group decided to use the flowers to build a collage. First, many of these little beauties were dried in a silica gel. Thanks to Sharon, a garden club member, we didn't have trouble finding flowers. After drying them, we were off to Gateway Garden to build collages with the residents. First, we had everyone paint a canvas with acrylic
paint. We added decorative paper to form a vase and a table, and finally added the pansies. Everything was attached to the canvas with Mod Podge. It was interesting
to see just how many variations the residents discovered as they worked with the
material. Everyone had a great time!
For more information, please contact Judy Krupski.
Photos below are from the March session where Gerber Daisies were used. Photos by Teresa Fidler.