|photo submitted by David Healy|
During District IV’s Presidents’ Luncheon on June 1, 2012 at Strathmore Hall, members of the Bethesda Community Garden Club were surprised to learn that the club received first place and a $300 check from National Garden Clubs, Inc., for Shirley Nicolai’s President’s Project Award. The award was announced May 19, 2012 at the National Garden Club’s annual convention in Buffalo, NY. The President’s Project is gardening in public spaces with an emphasis on edibles, container gardening and trees and shrubs. The Bethesda Community Garden Club project was the installation of planters with seasonal plantings in the concrete area between the parking lot and entrance of the Bethesda Library on Arlington Road.
Pictured from the left: Holly Joseph, President of Bethesda Community Garden Club, District IV Director Bette Lewis, Vickie Bailey, awards chairman for the Bethesda Community, Judith Graef, past president of Bethesda Community, and Anna Mae Kobbe, District IV awards chairman.
Submitted to NCA Blog by David Healy, NCA 1st Vice President