Sunday, March 02, 2014

1964 Roberta's Green Thumb Gardening 4-H Club -Mar2

1964 Wilmington News-Journal clipping about Green Thumbs 4H Club -Mar 2

Flower Gardening Attracts New Members
Captioned: FLOWER FANS – Studying plans for their 1964 girls' 4-H projects are members of the New Vienna Green Thumb club.  Left to right, seated are Robin Minzler, Barbara Rudisill, Mrs. J.S. McKenzie, advisor; Cindy Irwin.  Standing, left to right are Shirley Bernard, Sandy Nischwitz, Carol Salisbury, Roberta Uible, Alice Fisher and Peggy Fawley.

By Shirley Bernard
(New Vienna Green Thumbs)

It is time for 4-H clubs to organize for the 1964 summer season.  What club will you join?  Let me tell you about our club, the New Vienna Green Thumbs, and maybe this will give you an idea.

The 1963 4-H season was our first ear and we had to solve many problems.  First was selection of a name.  A constitution was drawn and officers were elected, including myself, president; Peggy Fawley, vice president; Sandy Nischwitz, secretary, Barbara Rudisill, treasurer; Cindy Irwin, reporter; Robyn Minzler, health and safety leader; Jill Laymon and Roberta Uible, recreation leaders.

Our club included 10 members, of which three took vegetable gardening projects.  We met on Mondays at the home of our advisor; Mrs. J. S. McKenzie.  We learned basic rules about gardening, soil preparation, seed planting, control of insects and garden care.  Each member gave a demonstration on gardening.  

Because our club was small, we were able to plan several special activities.  We visited the conservatory in Cincinnati and had a picnic lunch at Eden Park.  We saw everything from cacti to orchids.  

We toured each member's garden to compare notes on our projects.  Although we were all beginners, we received four honorable mentions in final judging, making our first year a successful one.

1 comment:

Carole @ GardenUp Green said...

Sounds neat - Just ran across your blog I love history and when it's garden related even better.

Items from Uible photo album