Celebrating 100 years

CELEBRATING 100 YEARS!

Dear Farm & Garden Members!

The countdown has begun! A flurry of excitement and planning continues as the days approach rapidly until we all meet in Philadelphia May 27- June1, 2014 to celebrate 100 years of WNF&GA. Pennsylvania Division Branches Ambler Keystone and Bucks County will be our hostesses as we explore a variety of gardens, enjoy hands-on workshops, and tour the fabulous sites of Philadelphia! The Centennial Planning Committee has been literally working night & day to make this the best ever Annual Meeting!

The highlight of our week will be the dedication of the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Visitors Center on Thursday, May 29th. Starting in the morning with the Executive Board meeting in the Center, we will then convene the First Meeting Session with a parade of Flags, the Dedication ,historic photo opportunities, National awards, lunch and much, much more. It promises to be a wonderful time!

The Executive Committee is looking for nominees for the member of the Century & Member of the Century (posthumously). If you would like to nominate someone, please forward their name and a brief explanation as to why you feel they are deserving of the award. Also include a brief bio to include # of years as a member, Branch, Division, & National involvement including leadership roles, philanthropic work, affiliations with other organizations, special projects, and anything else of interest to WNF&GA. Your submission can be sent to me, Julia Siefker, at my contact info below.

For more information on Meeting & Hotel Registration, please click on the Annual Meeting tab and see the drop down boxes.

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Philadelphia!

Sincerely,

Julia Siefker

WNF&GA National President

9355 Road 11, Ottawa, Oh 45875

419-233-0064 or jverhoff300@gmail.com

YEAR END

Dear Friends of WNF&GA,
In the flurry of activity, avoiding colds and flu, shoveling snow and enjoying holiday gatherings, please know that you are in our thoughts with gratitude.
Volunteers within the organization continue work toward our 100th Annual meeting May 27 to June 1.  Word is that many plan to arrive to tour Winterthur on May 28.  Our workshops are shaping up to be an exciting hands on experience.

Read more

September News

Hello Friends!
The waning days of late summer are bittersweet — so sorry to lose the extra daylight and so thrilling to see the season change.  We include a link in our message coming from the Wyck farmer.  Wyck (www.wyck.org) is the home of Jane Bowne Haines, the fearless founder and leader of the PA School of Horticulture for Women, now the Temple Ambler campus and the birthplace for WNFGA in 1914.

Read more