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Garden Club of Cape Coral’s ‘March in the Park’ set for March 10

By Staff | Feb 28, 2018

The 10th annual March in the Park, the plant and garden art sale, that serves as the major fundraiser of the Garden Club of Cape Coral, will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10, at Jacycee Park.

Admission and parking are free.

With more than35 vendors there will be something for everyone. Plants of all kinds, palms, heliconias and bananas from Calusa Palms Nursery in Naples, native plants from All Native Garden Center in Fort Myers, perennials succulents and sub tropicals from Exotic Blossom in Punta Gouda, and plants from the Edison Ford Winter Estates nursery.

Garden Art will include clay flower pots hand painted by Sandy Sacco from St. James City, glass jewelry from Marilyn’s Place in Arcadia, photo cards and hand sketched pictures from Pet Portraits in Cape Coral. Bee Blessed Honey from Sarasota will have jars of local honey. Judy’s Jungle in Arcadia will have plants canned goods and jams.

Speakers will make informative presentations hourly as follows:

* 10 a.m. – Students from Bella Verde Farms at Cape Coral HS with Lori Shaw will speak on Moringa, plant based diets, and water purification.

* 11 a.m. – Paula Novander, a Garden Club of Cape Coral member and Master Gardener will talk about flower arranging with flowers from your yard.

* Noon – John and Dale Manuel a new Garden Club of Cape Coral member and Master Gardener from Indiana will talk about hydroponics. Both volunteer at Trafalgar Middle School garden

* 1 p.m . – Astrid Hartlieb from GreenView Aquaponics Family Farm and Apiary will talk about bee keeping.

* 2 p.m. – Jeff Zimmerman from Pumps Plus McGregor Electric Motors, will demonstrate the use of electric motors used in fountains and more.

Master gardeners will be available all day to answer questions, as well as Garden Club members. A kids booth, with a face painter, will have activities and take home projects for all ages.

Opportunity drawings will be available throughout the day. The five top prizes are a hand-painted rain barrel, a garden cart filled with plants and gardening material, two tickets to Broadway Palm Dinner Theater, two tickets to Edison & Ford Winter Estates, and four tickets to Cultural Park Theater. Other drawings will be items that each vendor donates that day. Each drawing is $1 or 6 for $5. Winner need not be present to win. Music will be playing and food will be available through out the day.

Jaycee Park is at 4125 SE 20th Place (at the end of Beach Pkwy, east off Del Prado) in Cape Coral.

The Garden Club of Cape Coral is a non profit organization and all proceeds go to: Local High School Seniors as Marty Ward Merit Awards in horticulture, civic beautification, Youth campers to Camp Wekiva, Habitat for Humanity Projects, local Middle and High School Garden Projects, and to promote civic awareness of environmental and conservation concerns.

The Garden Club of Cape Coral meets the second Wednesday of each month, at 6:30 pm, at The Kiwanis Club, 360 Santa Barbara Blvd, Cape Coral. All meetings are open to the public, come join us to learn about Florida gardening and promote fellowship among gardeners.

For more information contact, Ginny Huffer, 239-257-2654, Huffmom5@aol.com, or visit gardenclubofcapecoral.com.