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Sustainable Floristry is Door Garden Club Focus

Sustainable floristry was the topic for the Door Garden Club luncheon and meeting held at the Horseshoe Bay Golf Club in Egg Harbor Tuesday. An enthusiastic group of forty-four enjoyed a floral design demonstration by Sonja Durkee, Sister Bay, and Jane Mohit, Ellison Bay, showing different sustainable ways that fresh stems can be held in place and hydrated without the use of floral foam. Some of the guests brought their own creations to enter in the Club's first little flower show.

Floral foam has been around since the 1950's, and the biggest concern with the product is what happens when it's disposed of. It's not recyclable and breaks down into microplastics that can remain in the environment for hundreds of years. In the air and water, these microplastics can pose health risks to humans and other life forms.

The Door Garden Club, Inc. is a new nonprofit organization. Its purpose is to enjoy and foster appreciation for the beauty and value of plants, gardens, parks, and green spaces. The group's next gathering will be 'Sunset Sips', a cocktail party at Anchored Roots Vineyard and Winery in Egg Harbor on July 24. The event is being held to raise awareness and funds for the garden club's scholarships and grants to local individuals and organizations which align with the club's purpose.Everyone is welcome.Space is limited. Find more information and sign up on the club's website at #flowershow #doorgardenclub #nofloralfoam #doorcounty #sustainablefloristy


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