Six members from Cumming Garden Club attended the October 9, 2018 Laurel District Meeting in Dalton, GA, and left with a folder full of award certificates, including 2nd Place for Website and Honorable Mention for Yearbook.
In photo (from left to right) are Linda Hardie, Terra Manton, Heidi Stuckman, Nancy Voss, Susan Roof and Charlotte Dewberry.
Sam Brown, landscape designer and owner of Fiddleheads Garden Center in Dalton, demonstrated how to create a garden container as part of the meeting's theme of celebrating autumn in northeast Georgia.
Jane Hersey, current president of The Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. was the honored guest at the meeting.
Pictured with Heidi and Nancy are Jane Hersey (in blue) and the 2019 incoming president of GCG Barbara Bourque (who resides on Lake Lanier in Cumming).
On May 5, the Welch Mill Exhibit, which explains much of the history of Poole's Mill, was dedicated in the park. Linda Hardie and Heidi Stuckman joined Forsyth County Historical Society directors Martha and Jimmy McConnell
and Forsyth County historian George Pirkle.
In celebration of Earth Week (April 16-22), 26 members of the International
Club of Forsyth Central High School, along with their teachers,
helped with Poole's Mill garden cleanup.
Along with spreading pine straw mulch and removing tree limb debris, Central High's International Club erected a wren's birdhouse,
which was built and donated by
Forsyth County Naturalists.
(At left, Linda Hardie poses with some of the students).
Heidi Stuckman (left) and Kay Black did some weeding chores in the Charles Welch memorial garden during Earth Week. CGC is now partnered
with Forsyth County Master Gardeners in maintaining this space.
(Linda Hardie and Chuck Baumrucker
also assisted with cleanup.)
Juliet Foster (cameo), community garden coordinator for UGA Master Gardeners, will be updating plant labels. She made a survey while Tricia Wester and Linda Hardie did some pruning and cleanup this July.
Cumming Garden Club had Mayor Troy Brumbalow proclaim April 15-21, 2018 as Garden Week in Georgia.
Representing CGC (from left to right) were Charlotte Dewberry, Nancy Voss, Heidi Stuckman and Linda Hardie.