"We are commited to establishing roots in this community and watching them grow."
The Ingomar Garden Club was Established in 1946 as a philanthropic organization dedicated to the art of gardening, flower design, conservation of natural resources, enviromental protection and civic improvement. The club was federated in 1954. Meetings are the first Wednesday of the month, 10:30 am.
DUE TO THE PANDEMIC THE MEETINGS ARE BEING HELD AT ST THOMAS IN THE FIELDS ANGELICAN CHURCH--- 4106 St Thomas Drive, Gibsonia, PA. WE ARE MEETING OUTSIDE IN THE BACK PAVILLION, MASKS ARE REQUIRED
Our first plant sale was April 13th, 1946, in Mrs. McCarthy's garage just two months after the club was founded (February 7th). There is no record of the proceeds however they did another one in September, also in Mrs. McCarthys garage, and made $31.00. Ingomar Garden Club plant sales have been going on in in various places - fire halls, churches, and shopping centers for 70 years.
Ann Ferguson : Ingomar Garden Club President 2016
Dear Ingnomar Garden Club
This is 2016-2917 is a new beginning and "GROWING FORWARD" gives us all many opportunites. Seasons change and so do we. Our gardens change and so do we. This is another growing time for our club and for me. I have met so many wonderful women in IGC and now I follow in their shoes. It is a privilege to work together with all o you. My name fills the presiden's slot but you are what makes this club go forward to what it is and will be. This new year gives us a continued chance to grow together andd support each other. I will need your support.
As Ken Druse has said so well,
"Growing Forward - Gardens, like the gardeners who nurture them, change with time. Vines climb skyward through the years.
Trees, the most vunerable of all plants, through the cycle of their lives and many will be here after we are gone. Gardens move (like my plants from Franklin Park to Sherwood Oaks in Cranberry Township.) Planting beds become filled with roots; shade appears where there was once sunlight. As I grow older I find that I am focusing more on less-individual prized plants close to the house, for instance. And I've come to rely on and find a new appreciationfor, self-sufficient varieties chosen, to grow beside the paths walked less often.
Thank you for this opportunity to humbly learn to serve you and grow forward,
A Message from our President, Kate Coville
|The sound of rain on the porch roof was music to my ears yesterday as I looked out over the garden – thankful that I didn’t have to grabthe hose, yet again, to give the plants a drink. I know that you all have been tending to and laboring in your gardens during these hot days ofsummer. I am looking forward to our August 5th meeting back at St.Thomas in the Fields Anglican Church’s outdoor pavilion (thanks to Janet Eck!) I hope many of you will be bringing your horticulture items from your yards to share – beautiful blooms, leaves, sprigs, or even a beloved house plant. If you have the botanical name, that is great. If not, don’t let that deter you. Can’t wait to see what you all have to share!|
Our club has been busy during this time of COVID, and I want to thank you all for your hard work. David Councill looks beautiful, the Passavant planters are bold and extraordinary this year, and although Edith's garden has been discovered by the deer, we are faithfully maintaining it as well. The picnic was lovely, thanks to our hostess Eileen Miller, auctioneer Julie Barnes with her trusty assistant Jan Ranii -Dropcho, and our hardworking hospitality committee. We had three visitors, who we hope enjoyed themselves and will be back for more. The auction was a great success, pulling in $638.00 much needed dollars to our club so we can continue to have our programs, community gardens, and continue our donations togarden programs in our area. Thanks to everyone who brought items and/orgenerously opened theirwallets to make their bids.
Looking ahead to the end of August/September, we will be asking members to support the NHCO Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Memorial Garden, which grows organic food for the Food Pantry and is run out ofthe Greenstone United Methodist Church in Avalon. We are looking for a team of 5 members to donate a couple hours of their time to assist with garden maintenance/harvesting/cleanup. The date is TBD, but will be on a Friday – Aug 21, Sept. 4, 11, or 18. Please look at your calendars to see when you might be available to help, as we will be soliciting volunteers at the meeting and by “Sign up Genius” online. Keep your eyes open for it! There are so many food insecure families in the North Hills right now. Let’s do what we can to help get fresh fruit and vegetables on their tables. If you have extra bounty from your own garden, consider sharing extras with the pantries at NHCO .
Stay safe ladies, hope to see you on the 5th and/or on August 12th (socially distancing again on my sideporch) for our IGC board meeting. If you are not comfortable attending, we will again be ZOOMINGthe meeting and program so that ALL can participate.
KEEP CALM and GARDEN ON!
Kate Colville – IGC President
“Down to earth and diggin’ it…”
“Gardening requires lots of water, most of it in the form of perspiration.” Lou Erickson