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Melissa Glorieux

The Seaside Garden Club is pleased to present Melissa Glorieux of Aster B. Flowers for their October 11th program.  The program will be held at the Manchester Community Center. Social time begins at 7:00 pm and the program begins promptly at 7:30 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  All are welcome. $5 guest fee for non-members.

A sustainable flower farm and floral design studio in Essex, MA was recently featured in Cape Ann Magazine, The Boston Globe and North Shore Magazine. Aster B. Flowers practices organic and sustainable farming and they started the regions first flower co-op.

Founder, farmer and lead designer at Aster B. Flowers, Melissa Glorieux, will talk about her experience as a self-taught flower farmer and floral designer.  She will also discuss the Slow Flower Movement and how the locally-grown trend has been formative in the evolution of her farm and business.

Aster B. Flowers was started by Melissa Glorieux, a native of Massachusetts who returned to her home state along with her family to live on a farm by the sea. Before moving back, Melissa, her husband Alec and their two boys lived in San Francisco where they enjoyed local produce and flowers all year long. The vibrant farmers’ markets, the focus on farm-to-table, and the artisan producers of the Bay Area were a big part of Melissa’s inspiration for starting a farm and growing local, sustainable flowers.

At Aster B. Flowers they use sustainable and organic growing practices. Their goal is to grow beautiful, fragrant cut flowers for sale locally, while at the same time causing no harm to our environment or the people and creatures that live in it.

For the 2016 season, Meadow Wilds, Roving Radish, 1956 Blooms and Jemma Tory Floral Design will join Aster B. on the farm to create the Essex Flower Co-op, a flower grower/floral designer cooperative. Members of the co-op will grow and design side by side this season, sharing expertise and supporting one another in their flower-centric endeavors.

Aster B. strives to be sustainable both in the field and out. “We reduce, reuse and recycle wherever we can. We grow our flowers using organic practices. We compost all our field-cuttings. We’re conservative with irrigation. And we reuse everything possible from year to year, like trellising and fabric mulch and drip-tape. For that same reason, our bouquets are minimally packaged… just a rubber band and, if you like, a wrapping of waxed paper.”

Link to Aster B. Flower’s website http://asterb.com/

The Seaside Garden Club has a terrific line up of programs and speakers for this year, including: All about Perennials with Steve Hebert and the Art of the Vignette with club favorite Cheryl Munroe. By popular demand, two workshops are being offered: a holiday workshop lead by Jackie Rich in November and an Outdoor Container workshop at Chapman’s Green House in the spring.  The annual Plant Sale and Auction is scheduled for May and our season concludes with a Book Discussion and potluck dinner in June.

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Future Gardeners

The Next Generation!

ryan

To all GCFM Garden Club Presidents and Club Members

Please Join President Betty Sanders

“Growing Together”

And the Board of Directors of

THE GARDEN CLUB FEDERATION OF MASSACHUSETTS, INC.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 At the Holiday Inn – Boxborough
242 Adams Place
Boxborough, MA 01719

8:00 am – Registration, Continental Breakfast and Boutique Shopping

9:00 am – Call to Order – Welcome, Announcements, and Business Meeting

9:30 am – Floral Design Program (sponsored by Judges Council) will be with Gloria Freitas-Steidinger

10:15 am – Flower Show Awards Presentation

10:30 am – Breakout Session: (each registrant may choose one session)

  1.     Getting Kids to Love Gardening with Mary Ellen McCarthy
  2.   Using Social Media to Build Membership with Betsy Howard
  3.     Garden Therapy 201 with Lorraine Lee

11:30 am – Boutique Shopping and Socializing with Friends

12:30 pm – Luncheon

12:45 pm – State and National Awards Presentation

1:30 pm – Guest Speaker “Design-less Gardening” with Dan Jaffe from the NE Wildflower Society           

2:30 pm – Opportunity Drawing

2:45 pm – Final Credentials Report & Adjournment

 

Click here for GCFM Fall Conerence Registration and Agenda

Also available at www.gcfm.org under Meetings

For Boutique space contact Susanne McCance at sbmccance@verizon.net

For overnight accommodations please call the Boxborough Holiday Inn at (978) 263-8701 (Room rate at $109).

 

The Newsletter of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts

Click here fall-2016-emayflower

Readers please note: The date for Horticulture Morning in November listed on the back cover has been changed to November 8, 2016

Design workshops:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017, snow date 18th
TUESDAY, APRIL 11, 2017
TIME:    10 A.M.  –   12 Noon
Hunnewell Bldg,  Mass Hort,  Elm Bank 900 Washington Street (Rt.16) Wellesley, MA
Fee for all three sessions $140.00 – includes all materials and instruction.
If a registrant cannot make any workshop they may designate someone to take their place at the workshop or someone to take their flowers and container home to them.
All attendees will need to bring:  Clippers, or floral snippers, notebook, a box to carry your arrangement home in and a clean-up bag.
Note:  Should schools be closed in Wellesley due to snow, the workshop will be rescheduled to the next day.
Please mail your check for $140.00, made out to the GCFM, Inc.
to: Penni Jenkins 241 Elm St. Walpole, MA 02081 pferrisjenkins@comcast.net
Include the following information:  (PLEASE PRINT)
NAME:
ADDRESS:
GARDEN CLUB:
TELEPHONE NUMBER:
EMAIL:  (CLEARLY PRINTED)
SPACE will be LIMITED TO 90 PEOPLE – AND WILL BE ON A STRICTLY FIRST COME BASIS

The Seaside Garden Club is kicking off their 2016/17 program year with Medicinal Use of Native Plants demonstration on September 13th at the Manchester Community Center. Social time begins at 7:00 pm and the program begins promptly at 7:30 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  All are welcome. $5 guest fee for non-members.

nicole-andradeAre you curious about the “weeds” growing around your property or neighborhood? Dr. Nicole will show us some local native and introduced plants and discuss some of their traditional uses. The goal of the program is to begin to identify, and build relationship with, some of our potentially edible, medicinal and useful plants (with a focus on weeds); so that we can correctly identify them in our own backyards and perhaps even grow some. The wild weedy area around the train tracks in back of the Manchester Community Center will be used to find and identify plants as they are seasonally available. Come prepared with bug spray and protective clothing. A reference handout will be supplied for further study.

A traditional medicine woman, community herbalist and family chiropractor, Dr. Nicole K. Andrade, CACCP has been studying and practicing natural healing techniques for 20 years.  She owned and operated Atlantic Family Chiropractic, PC in Gloucester for 13 years, was the founder of the Cape Ann Healing Center and a co-founder of Treetop Yoga Studio. She is certified from the Academy of Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics and has studied reiki, shamanism and ethnobotanical and spiritual healing traditions for 10 years with indigenous and traveling healers of New England, New Mexico and of the Amazon regions of Peru, Brazil and Ecuador.  She currently works as an associate doctor at the Lydian Center for Innovative Healthcare in Cambridge, MA.

The Seaside Garden Club has a terrific line up of programs and speakers for this year, including: Aster B Flowers, All about Perennials with Steve Hebert and the Art of the Vignette with club favorite Cheryl Munroe. By popular demand, two workshops are being offered: a holiday workshop lead by Jackie Rich in November and an Outdoor Container workshop at Chapman’s Green House in the spring.  The annual Plant Sale and Auction is scheduled for May and our season concludes with a Book Discussion and potluck dinner in June.

The Seaside Garden Club meets the second Tuesday of every month (September through June) at the Community Center, Manchester-by-the-Sea.  Social time begins at 7:00 pm; programs begin promptly at 7:30 pm.

Renew your membership at or before the September meeting in order to be included in the annual Yearbook! If you are unsure if you have renewed your membership, email me and I will confirm.  Annual membership is $25.00. Guest fee is $5.00 per meeting for non-members. Make your check payable to: The Seaside Garden Club, PO Box 94, Manchester, MA 01944.

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Dr. Nicole K. Andrade, CACCP – Chiropractic Family Physician, Holistic Healer, Community Herbalist
A traditional medicine woman, Dr. Nicole K. Andrade, CACCP has been studying and practicing natural healing techniques for 20 years. She also maintains a Massachusetts chiropractic license and is Certified from the Academy of Family Practice and the Council on Chiropractic Pediatrics.  She owned and operated Atlantic Family Chiropractic, PC in Gloucester for 13 years, was the founder of the Cape Ann Healing Center and was a co-founder of the Treetop Yoga Studio as the next steps to helping make Gloucester a destination healing center for integrative medicine and a future model for community sustainability.
She is certified in many proven effective techniques including the Webster Technique for pregnancy and participates in a practice based research network to prove the efficacy and safety of chiropractic care in pregnancy and pediatrics. She has also studied reiki, shamanism and ethnobotanical and spiritual healing traditions for 7 years with indigenous and traveling healers of New England, New Mexico and of the Amazon regions of Peru, Brazil and Ecuador, and integrates these and other modalities into her integrative healing practice.
PROGRAM INFO, September 13 
(program starts at 7:30, social time and setup starts at 7:00)
Dr Nicole will show us local native plants and their healing properties. The goal of the program is to begin to identify some of our potentially edible, medicinal and useful plants (with a focus on weeds); so that we can correctly identify them in our own backyards and perhaps even grow some. The wild weedy area around the train tracks in back of the Manchester Community Center will be used to find and identify plants.

Dear GCFM Club Presidents;
Here is a flyer for the Design Workshops that are held three times each year.  Please send it to your club members so that anyone who is interested in registering can do so right away. The same announcement and form can be found at www.gcfm.org under education/workshops, where a downloadable form is available.
Thanks,
Lyn Hoyt, GCFM Office Administrator

DESIGN WORKSHOPS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2016
TUESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2017,
snow date 18th TUESDAY,
APRIL 11, 2017
TIME;    10 A.M.  –   12 Noon
Hunnewell Bldg,  Mass Hort,  Elm Bank 900 Washington Street (Rt.16) Wellesley, MA
Fee for all three sessions $140.00 – includes all materials and instruction.
If a registrant cannot make any workshop they may designate someone to take their place
at the workshop or someone to take their flowers and container home to them.
All attendees will need to bring:  Clippers, or floral snippers, notebook,
a box to carry your arrangement home in and a clean-up bag.
Note:  Should schools be closed in Wellesley due to snow, the workshop will be rescheduled to the next day.
Please mail your check for $140.00, made out to the GCFM, Inc.
to: Penni Jenkins 241 Elm St. Walpole, MA 02081 pferrisjenkins@comcast.net
Include the following information:  (PLEASE PRINT)
NAME:

ADDRESS:

GARDEN CLUB;

TELEPHONE NUMBER:

EMAIL:  (CLEARLY PRINTED)

SPACE will be LIMITED TO 90 PEOPLE – AND WILL BE ON A STRICTLY FIRST COME BASIS

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