Longwood Gardens is a beautiful DuPont estate turned horticultural
display nearby. They produce several videos that I'd imagine would be
of interest to garden club type folks:
Meghann R. Matwichuk, M.S.
Instructional Media Department
Morris Library, University of Delaware
181 S. College Ave.
Newark, DE 19717
Steve Fesenmeier wrote:
> I am looking for great films - shorts, not more than 60 mins. - to
> show to local garden clubs next April. Does anyone have experience
> programming such films? What kind of films do gardeners want to see?
> Here is a short article I wrote about my wife's garden club - she is
> almost as busy with it and two higher level groups -as I am with
> films...Steve Fesenmaier, e-mail me at - firstname.lastname@example.org
> Charleston Garden Club Shows Films to Fourth Graders - Just One of
> Many Projects
> By Steve Fesenmaier May 17, 2006
> One of Charleston's oldest garden clubs, the Forest Ridge Garden Club,
> celebrated its 50th anniversary last fall. Every year the club does
> something to help local schools celebrate Arbor Day in April.
> (http://www.arborday.org/states/?state=WV) The last few years they have
> loaned Weberwood Elementary, one of Charleston's finest elementary
> schools, the Oscar-winning animated film, "The Man Who Planted Trees."
> This year the club loaned the school a second film - Pare Lorentz' "The
> Plow that Broke the Plains" - to show the kids the importance of soil
> conservation. The principle reported that she showed both films to the
> 4th grade students. If YOU want to learn or show children the value of
> trees, you can purchase "The Man Who Planted Trees" on DVD from
> Amazon.com for about $30 or even borrow a copy from a local public
> library. Your library can borrow the VHS copy from the West Virginia
> Library Commission. No film I have ever seen shows better how one person
> can change the world with persistence. Lorentz' landmark film, showing
> the destruction of the Great Depression, "Plow," is still the finest
> film ever made on soil conservation.
> Recently the Forest Ridge Garden Club won three major awards from the
> Kanawha Garden Council - best large garden club, best yearbook, and best
> mini-garden award. They also recently posted a major sign recognizing
> the club, its first, in Churchill Island, and decorated the 50-foot pine
> tree for the holiday season with large ornaments, a star on the treetop
> as well as lights.
> For more than a decade The Forest Ridge Garden Club has been presenting
> garden films during one of its nine monthly meetings. They have watched
> films on world-famous flower shows like the Chelsea Flower Show, films
> on xeriscaping (growing plants with little moisture) and watched Bob
> Gates' first film on MTR, "All Shook Up." They plan on watching Jim
> Surkamp's award-winning film about 19th century gardener, national
> garden author and historian Danske Dandridge, " Immortal Essence: The
> Life and Writings of Danske Dandridge" sometime during their 2006-07
> season. Caroline "Danske" Dandridge (1854-1914) wrote over a hundred
> acclaimed poems, 200 gardening articles, and four history books. A web
> site of her writings is at
> http://www.libraries.wvu.edu/dandridge/index2.htm. Garden clubs around
> the state should check with their local libraries for videos and other
> materials on gardening, garden history, and films on protecting the WV
> The club, like many others around the state, raises funds each year to
> send one or two children to Junior Conservation Camp at Cedar Lakes or a
> Senior Conservation Camp at Webster Springs where they learn about the
> Maxine Scarboro, a long-time member of this club, founded the two
> programs when she worked at The Dept. of Natural Resources, latter
> serving as president of the National Women's Club in Washington, DC. Few
> realize that this summer statewide program is one of the main reasons
> why there are hundreds of garden clubs around the state - helping
> educate children as well as improve the flowers, plants, and trees in
> their communities. Visit the Forest Ridge Garden Club website at
> To learn more, contact President Nancy Veazy, Telephone - 345-6785
> email@example.com. In case someone wants to 'check us out' at our fall
> meeting it will take place on The Sept. 20th meeting at Mrs. Veazy's
> house - 2015
> Weberwood Drive -- 6:30 p.m.
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