Master Gardener Volunteer Monthly Educational Meetings
Thursday October 2, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Monthly Master Gardener Educational Meeting. Mounts Auditorium ‘The Mayaima People of Lake Okeechobee’ by Butch Wilson of the Clewiston Museum. Free Plant Raffle following presentation Clewiston Museum Director, Butch Wilson, is presenting a program, “The Mayaimas Indians of Lake Okeechobee” which provides insight into the life and times of the Mayaimas people that once inhabited the Lake Okeechobee region. Butch Wilson will also be exhibiting Mayaimas artifacts that were collected in the Glades area. Butch Wilson is a sixth generation Floridian who grew up on the southern shores of Lake Okeechobee. As a young boy, he enjoyed listening to stories of ole Florida, told to him by his great grandmother, grandparents and other Glades pioneers. This early heritage fascinated Butch and gave him an early appreciation for Florida History. Butch graduated from Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in History. He was employed with United States Sugar Company for 32 years, before retiring and starting a new career at the Clewiston Museum. The museum has given Butch the opportunity to share his passion for local Glades History with others. He presents programs on the history of the Lake Okeechobee region to schools, clubs, colleges and other organizations.
Thank You to Master Gardeners who interviewed the newest class of trainees for the PBC Fall 2014 Master Gardener Volunteer Training Program: Uma Bhatti; Joseph Kress; Rita Welch; Lois Mahony; Carleen Ferrell; Molly Sims; Charles Holzschuh; Margie Rosenstock; Lynda Hare; Barbara Kreminski; Eleanor Heslin; Barbara Sreenan; Mary Drexler; Teri Jabour; Barbara Bogart; Trafton Foster; Steven Aberbach; Harry Winkler
The Mounts Botanical Garden Guild Nursery is open Mondays and Thursday mornings 9:00am-12:00pm. Stop by and shop the nursery for great plants propagated from the Mounts Botanical Garden. If you can’t make the trip to the Guild during the week…you can still purchase from an assortment of Guild nursery plants available at the Mounts Garden Bookstore open weekends Sat 10:00am-4:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm.
Need VOLUNTEER Hours? No dirt, no digging. The Master Gardener Booth is located at the Delray Beach Green Market Pineapple Grove NE 2nd Avenue. Schedule: Saturdays starting in October, 8:45-11:30-2:15 Free Parking--City Garage. Contact Alice Finst 561-498-7140.
Fall 2014 Master Gardener Training Program begins September 3,, 2014!
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West Palm Beach, FL 33415
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