Garden Club Meeting to Feature Talk on “Native American Agricultural Heritage – Food & Flowers”
Wellington Garden Club (WGC) will hold its monthly meeting via Zoom on Monday, March 1, 2021 at 9:30 AM. The brief business meeting will be followed by a presentation on “Native American Agricultural Heritage – Food and Flowers” by Wellington resident and WGC Second Vice President John Siena. John’s talk will illustrate how much we owe to the Native American cultures for our food, including the importance of the Three Sisters (maize, beans, and squash), the name given to a classic form of mixed cropping used by Indigenous farmers in North America.
John is a graduate engineer whose career in the electrical/electronic industry led to a position in the International Division of Burndy Corp. (later Framatome) where he was responsible for most of Asia. Upon his retirement, John pursued his life-long avocation of farming, history and the environment, that was nurtured by summers spent on his grandfather’s farm. As an Eagle Scout, he was a conservation counselor at Boy Scout camps; he had his own gardens and led industrial effluent controls. For the past five years John has led the Community Garden at the Wellington Boys & Girls Club and has been responsible for introducing the Club’s boys and girls to the joys of gardening.
To join the club’s Zoom meeting as a guest, please RSVP to President Jan Seagrave at 561-793-1697. Wellington Garden Club (WGC) is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that has been serving Wellington area communities since 1981. Its motto is “Gardening Makes a World of Difference.” The club is a member of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs (FFGC), District X, the Deep South Region (DSR) and National Garden Clubs, Inc. (NGC). For more information see www.wellingtongardenclub.org.