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Pound Ridge Garden Club Planning for Active 2012

POUND RIDGE, N.Y. – The Pound Ridge Garden Club plans on being very busy in 2012.

The club held its committees and planning meetings earlier this month and set much of its agenda for the coming year.

“We talked about the projects for 2012 and then we had a program meeting to discuss what speakers, events and trips we’ll be planning,” said club President Carol Cioppa.

The club has 30 members and 13 committees and prides itself on being a proactive organization within the community, undertaking not just flower shows, but beautification and educational projects.

“We don’t sit around and drink tea and talk about gardening. We do good works,” Cioppa said. “We are part of the Federated Garden Clubs of America and we have won both local and national awards..”

Cioppa said that because of the club’s aging membership, only about 20 of the 30 members are very active. For what it wants to accomplish, the club is stretched pretty thin and is always seeking new members. Potential new members, however, need someone within the club sponsor them.

Each year, the club plans a series of talks on various horticultural topics, all of which are open to the public. They’re held the second Tuesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. the Pound Ridge Library. The first program, slated for March 13, will feature Nick Mancini, who will discuss the topic “Growing Edibles in Containers." In April, the talk will feature floral designer Kymrie Zaslow and the topic “Designs for Flower Shows.”

The Garden Club also has several other projects that are already up and running.

“We just finished redesigning front of the Pound Ridge Library,” Cioppa said.  The club is also creating a little park in from the Pound Ridge Ambulance Corps on Westchester Avenue.

The club has also been involved with the Lions Club and its Lions Park for the past two years and is considering planting low bush blueberries there this spring. The Garden Club also hopes to team up with Pound Ridge Partnership this year and help it with one of its design projects Cioppa recently had a meeting with the Partnership leadership to talk about ideas.

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