December 13, 2022, 6:00 pm Annual Christmas Banquet at Brookside Country Club
December 13, 2022
Annual Christmas Banquet
Brookside Country Club
901 Willow Lane, Macungie, PA
PM for Cocktails
Spouses and Guests are very welcome
Donations for Meals on Wheels requested
November 14, 2022, 6:30 pm at Jordan Lutheran Church "Winter Arrangements"
Guest Night! The usual fee was waived for this night!
Patricia Johnson, owner of Ornithea House of Flowers in Bethlehem, demonstrated the techniques to make a winter arrangement and also how to use an accompanying arrangement.
Patricia’s passion for “all things floral” can be traced back to her time spent in NYC attending The Fashion Institute of Technology.
She spent significant time wandering the
streets of the Flower Market, which was very close to her school.
This visual and sensual stimulation served as an inspiration for her work in fashion design, as well as a haven amongst nature,
when she was missing her hometown of Bethlehem, Pa., where she was born and raised.
Patricia continued in the fashion industry for many years, working for some of the top designers in the fashion world.
Flowers became a constant source of inspiration. Traveling through Europe and Asia fueled her interest in flowers and gardening at home became a personal passion.
and growing flowers for special occasions for family and friends quickly became routine and was very fulfilling creatively.
The connection between fashion and flowers began to merge and on a trip to Antigua
in 2019, while attending a Floral Workshop, the message became clear.
Patricia’s connections to the NYC Flower Market and strong ties with local growers have given her knowledge and a place to purchase
unique florals and greenery from the best sources in the world.
Patricia currently lives in Allentown and continues to keep a place in NYC close to the Flower District.
October 10, 2022, 6:30 pm at Jordan Lutheran Church "Pumpkins with Pizzaz"
Nancy Smith, a member of the Parkland Garden Club and program chairperson, instructed us in a hands-on workshop. We created an arrangement using a small pumpkin and a glue gun with items gathered from our yards and gardens to use in
the arrangement. Things such as leaves, acorns, seed pods, berries, nuts, goldenrod, sedum and hens/chicks were used on top of the pumpkins to create a pleasing arrangement.
September 12, 2022, 6:30 pm at Jordan Lutheran Church "From Superfund to Super Habitat"
Program was presented by Chad Schwartz.
Nestled within the Kittatinny Ridge between Slatington and Palmerton, Lehigh Gap Nature Center (LGNC) is the only environmental education center in the United States created from a Superfund
site. LGNC Director of Science & Education, Chad Schwartz, discussed how the organization has used native plants to restore ecological function and beauty to a once barren and polluted ‘moonscape.’
LGNC is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to promoting conservation through education, research and outdoor recreation. Chad has spent his life studying and exploring the natural world and enjoys sharing his passion with you and adults through his work at LGNC. Chad
graduated from Muhlenberg College in 2016 with a degree in Environmental Science and Sustainability Studies and has been on the LGNC staff for six years.
August 8, 2022, 6:30 pm at Jordan Lutheran Church- Program "My Cottage Garden: English Style, American Challenges"
Pamela Hubbard presented a program on making a charming cottage garden in the English style. She described the design elements of an English cottage garden. She suggested plants appropriate to the gardening conditions of our area. Pamela also illustrated
her presentation with photographs of her gardens and of gardens in England.
Pamela has been a garden writer, eduator, and speakers for more than 12 years. She writes an award-winning blog, and her monthly newspaper articles, Gardening in the Poconos,
earned a GardenComm Media 2019 silver medal. Her gardens have received three blue ribbons from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society.
June 13, 2022, 6:30 pm at Jordan Lutheran Church "Succulents Savvy" Presented by Susan Wilson
"Succulents Savvy" was presented by Susan Wilson. She is a secondary level science teacher and is involved in the Master Gardener program's speakers bureau and manages the community garden at the Lehigh Extension office. The talk covered some
of the most common and easy to grow succulents, and how you can be successful growing these in your home. The talk also covered water and light requirements, creating arrangements and planters, as well as the best propagation methods of succulents.
May 9, 2022 , 7:00pm at Jordan Lutheran Church "Honey Bees and Honey "
Kayla Fusselman is a beekeeper from Kempton. In 2017, she served as the Pennsylvania Honey Queen where she traveled the state promoting honey bees at fairs, libraries, schools , and festivals. In 2018 she was selected to be the American Honey Queen
and represented the American Beekeeping Federation and was a spokesperson, ambassador, and educator for honey bees, beekeepers, and honey . Kayla has started her own hives and continues to educate the public on bees. Her presentation covered basic facts about
the life of honey bees, how they make honey, why they are so important, and how to help them. There was also a honey tasting experience.