Friday, April 17, 2015

Buy a shirt and support our efforts

Here is a chance to get a fun shirt and at the same time support the Cocoa Beach Garden Club.  Lots of styles and price ranges so check out this link for more info.
https://www.bonfirefunds.com/green-up-cocoa-beach
Green-up Cocoa Beach

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

scholarship information

Scholarships available!
To qualify for the scholarships, the applicant must be a Florida resident, a citizen of the United States, and have a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. The Applicant must study agriculture, biology, botany, city planning, conservation, ecology, forestry, horticulture, landscape/architecture design, or related fields.

FFGC College Scholarships ($3,000) 
Available to seniors entering college and for all levels   of college coursework
Must attend a a Florida college/university
Course of study must meet garden club objectives
Several scholarships available; one per student
Completed application deadline is May 1
 
 
 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Day Trip

Only 15 spaces left!

Make sure to contact us very soon to reserve your seat on the bus.  Our Day Trip on April 8th to the Morikami Japanese Gardens and Museum in Del Ray Beach will be a wonderful trip that you don't want to miss.  Call 868-7383 for more info!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Gardening Is Good For You


Here is a link to an interesting article about why your brain needs gardening activities.  We're not necessarily promoting the book being sold at the end of the article, but think many would agree with the content of the article.
http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/08/21/gardening-impacts-brain-health.aspx

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Exciting Garden Tour

Sign up now to join us for a day trip to the
Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens
in Delray Beach, FL

garden
We are planning a group trip and taking reservations now.  We will leave the Cocoa Beach area at 8:30 a.m., and return around 6:00 p.m.  We looking to secure 40 people who want to go, so that we can take a tour bus.  If there are only 22 people, we will have two travel vans.  For only $45 you can reserve your seat.  Everyone is welcome!  Interested?  Contact Julia at n1990new@yahoo.com 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Botanical Fest

Coming March 7, 2015


March 7, 2015
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Free Admission!
The event will be held at:
Florida Institute of Technology
150 West University Blvd.
Melbourne, FL 32901
The Fest is located on Crawford Green. Signs on both West University Boulevard and Country Club Road will point the way.
The annual event will showcase some of Florida’s finest plant and garden vendors, offering palms, exotics, native plants, ornamental shrubs, bamboo and flowering plants. Free guided tours of the Botanical Garden will take place throughout the day, and master gardeners will be on hand to answer gardening questions. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
For more information, please email botanicalfest@fit.edu or call 321-674-8537.

Monday, February 9, 2015

February Program

February Program
    IMPORTANT  The Feb 11 general meeting will be at the Fellowship Hall of the First United Methodist Church.  3300 N. Atlantic Ave, Cocoa Beach. The fellowship hall, and parking, are behind the church.  Please plan on joining us there at our regular time of 9:30 for the socializing, 10:00 for the business and speaker
Please bring a friend!  Buzz Petsos from Cape Canaveral will be our guest speaker.  He will present a program about Sea Oats.
Sea Oats

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Yard Beautification Recognition

Have you seen a nicely landscaped yard in the Cocoa Beach area?  Is your own yard especially attractive?  Nominate it for our Yard Appreciation award by emailing the address to sstrawn3@gmail.com.  It may get one of our “appreciation signs” in the yard for one month.  Help us recognize efforts to make Cocoa Beach beautiful. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Friday, January 10, 2014

Garden Club Yard Landscape Appreciation

Have you noticed a lovely yard on your way to the grocery?
Or perhaps that neighbor a few streets over has an interesting yard design? Please call or email your nominations to Vana Strawn 321-501-5908 or sstrawn3@gmail.com so she can get one of our “appreciation signs” in their yard.

Check out this month’s winners:
141 E Pasco—Andrew Parenti
145 E Leon—Michel and Mary Nasr
14 Azalea—Bence Bartha
250 Capri—Sharon Buxton

January 2013 Message Cocoa Beach Garden Club



President's Message
Julia George


Happy New Year! We continue to experience lots of fun at our general meetings, and have heard from many very informative speakers. I hope you will come when you can, and bring a friend or two. I am always looking for gardening projects, educational opportunities, or conservation needs within our community that we can learn from and/or participate in together. Let’s put our heads together and do something beautiful in our community!

Send me your ideas and we’ll start planning—and doing. January 17th is Florida’s Arbor Day—make sure to spend a little extra time enjoying the natural beauty around us. And if you do a special project in recognition of the day, share it with us in our next newsletter.

Now is not too early to start planning to attend the FFGC Annual Convention in St. Petersburg (April 14- 16). I went to my first one last April and thoroughly enjoyed it. So much information (and lots of fun too)! I hope this New Year brings you much happiness and good health.

Please keep your fellow gardeners in mind as you count your blessings this year. Happy Gardening!   …….Julia

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Cocoa Beach Garden Club       
Our first meeting of the season will be on September 11 beginning at 9:30 am with a Meet and Greet, then business at 10:00 am. 
Our program is "Welcome back--look ahead".  We will follow up with a Pot Luck luncheon at 11:30 am, so bring your favorite food to share and join us as we get excited about our upcoming year.
We meet at the Community Church which is located at 126 S Atlantic Ave.   
We always welcome new members, please join us!