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 (Chairlady) bringing exciting new ideas with their main goal of using plant life in every project.
October's event: Our Garden Therapy group received such a warm welcome as we kicked off our third season at Gateway Gardens. Everyone was ready to begin their projects. Each resident received a straw basket and a piece of wet foam that hadn't been soaked in water. We wanted them to feel the difference in weight before and after the oasis were placed in water. The committee had brought succulents from their gardens which were all laid out on the tables for the residents to select. They lined the outside of the baskets with the succulents of their choosing. To add color, artificial leaves and several gourds were added to fill out the arrangement. Mixing live and artificial materials is an easy way to make an interesting, colorful piece: Judy Krupski
For more information, please contact Judy Krupski. See photos below courtesy of Sharon Reynolds