TWGC is a charitable organization focused on sharing gardening and natural beauty thru education and civic programs in New Bern, NC.
April 2023 General Meeting
Olwen Jarvis treated TWGC to a terrific presentation of waterfowl in our area.
TWGC welcomed Mike Bafford from Tryon Palace that gave us a very information presentation on NC
Monthly Program October 2022
Ann Simpson held an arranging show and tell for us all. Thank you, Ann you are inspiring, Ann created 5 designs in less than a half hour. She also brought a gorgeous silk arrangement to show a traditional look. Ann showed us that an arrangement does not need a lot of flowers, but that stems, seeds, grasses, and other materials found in our own yards can be used.
What a treat, led by our own Ann Simpson, in a hands-on floral arrangement workshop. Everyone participated and had a great time learning.
David Hite of Tryon Palace gave a wonderful talk about herbs which coincided with the kickoff of our Annual Herb Sale!
Everyone had an absolutely wonderful time creating original floral arrangements under the tutelage of our own Ann Simpson. Thank you Ann for your helpful tips and and individual consultations!
In addition to the Flower Show (see pictures under Seasonal Design) we had a Hat contest and inducted the new TWGC Executive Board. It was a fun fast paced meeting that everyone enjoyed!
Due to additional restrictions in the State of NC we were unable to meet in
December 2020 -February 2021
Maureen Loomer enthusiastically shared her experiences as a citizen scientist. Not only as she participated in expeditions; she has endowed a scholarship for college students to be able to participate in various citizen science expeditions. Maureen herself is a retired scientist and professor of Biology that has recently attained her Doctorate in Education. If you were inspired by Maureen’s experiences, she recommends the following three organizations:
SciStarter is an easily searchable database with links to hundreds of citizen science projects. https://scistarter.org/ Earthwatch is the international citizen science organization that I support as a donor as well as a former field volunteer. https://earthwatch.org/ Journey North is an organization to which I submit monarch butterfly and hummingbird data. https://journeynorth.org/