To The Editor:
The Garden Club of Lehigh Acres has been in existence for many years.
We meet at the Fountain Crest retirement community at 7 p.m. every
second Tuesday from September through April. Every month we invite a speaker on various aspects of garden-related issues (from flower growing and arranging to landscaping to growing herbs and vegetables). We also hold a plant auction after each business meeting and organize a Christmas Party in December and an annual outing in May.
We have been involved in a number of community projects over
the years but haven't had much press coverage.
One of our past presidents was Terry Wolfley, whose weekly articles
provided a wealth of information to the people of Lehigh Acres for many years.
One proposed project is to create a butterfly garden in his memory on the grounds of Hope Hospice in Lehigh. A preliminary meeting was held last year, and we hope that the project will materialize in 2012. This garden will be a joint effort with the Alva Garden Club and perhaps LaBelle as well.
We would very much like to give our Club more visibility with a view
to attracting new members (our current membership being about 20). A good time to do this would be the week before our first meeting of the
season on September 13.
Our speaker will be Megan Kissinger, a free-lance botanical illustrator at the Edison/Ford Winter Estates.
I have met with Karen Harty at the Lehigh Acres Edible Gardening Exchange to explore avenues of mutual collaboration. Although our
Garden Club is not focused solely on growing food, we do share a common interest in gardening and promoting and preserving our natural
The Garden Club of Lehigh Acres