The Rye Driftwood Garden Club is excited to kick off our 2022-2023 season in September! During our monthly meetings, we welcome different speakers to present a topic of interest. We hire professional, well-known garden, floral arrangers and horticultural experts to help us learn how to make our environment more beautiful and sustainable.
March 21, 2023
Learn How to Grow Garlic
"If you can smell garlic, everything is alright" J.G. Ballard
Margaret Witham and Rebecca Hennessy, co-owners of Backyard Garlic, started their business to be part of the food business but with a twist. The main goal was to be part of their community while promoting human health and soil sustainability without the use of synthetic chemicals. Backyard Garlic grows 7-10 types of garlic which are blended through a slow dehydration process for use in their grinders and refill packages. These blends bring intense flavors and convenience right to the consumer's table to enjoy!
Come join us when Margaret talks about how to grow garlic and tell us a little more about Backyard Garlic.
April 18, 2023
Making Flowers Come Alive: Ikebana
Elaina Hatsis will be creating a couple of arrangements while demonstrating Japanese flower arranging. We'll highlight what makes Ikebana different from Western flower arranging, the philosophy behind it, and the way it evolved over the centuries as Japan opened its borders to the outside world.
Elaina has been a member of the Kittery Point Ikenobo Chapter since 2007 and has served as president from 2017-2019. Her training is in the Ikenobo School of Ikebana and has received a Level 6 Certificate from the Ikenobo School of Floral Art Teacher Training Program qualifying her to teach and give demonstrations. Come join us and enjoy Elaina's magic!
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