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CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP

AGC Christmas spirit will be in full swing on Wednesday, December 5th. Gregory Britton will be on hand to demonstrate how to create holiday arrangements for the home and help us with our arrangements for Mountainside. We will be selling raffle tickets and the 3 winners will take home one of Gregory's incredible creations! We will also have some AGC notecards and gift tags and some other surprise items for sale. So, remember to bring your clippers, mad money and good cheer!

CONSERVE-GRAM

all the latest news from the Conservation Committee

Who loves bugs? Have you noticed fewer insects? This is a problem:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/27/magazine/insect-apocalypse.html?smprod=nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore-ipad-share

GCA’s Call to Action

GCA’s Call to Action was an easy way to participate in the legislative process. Did you make phone calls? How was your experience? It was wonderful to be able to thank Senators Warner and Kaine for their support of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. You can subscribe directly to the GCA’s Call to Action on your GCA profile.

Check out the NYTimes Climate Forward Newsletter. Lots of great information:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/28/climate/climate-fwd-smartphones-solar.html?emc=edit_clim_20181128&nl=climate-fwd&nlid=7841672320181128&te=1

Need Great Green Gift Ideas?

To encourage the exploration of the great outdoors:

A National Parks and Federal Lands Annual Pass - $80

Seniors: $80 Lifetime Pass

$20 Annual Pass

https://store.usgs.gov/pass

For your fashionista: shoes made from plastic bottles:

https://rothys.com

GATHERING AT MORVEN

Cutting greens at Morven for our Christmas workshop was great fun! We even got to take some home for ourselves. Thanks to all that came and helped and a huge shout out to our fearless leaders Cathy Lively and Megan Eckenberger. Being intrepid gardeners, we noticed that the rose garden was still filled with blooms. Andy told us to cut away as they were going to cut them down this week. What joy!

QUIZ TIME!

Can you identify the owner of these legs and leggings? Email Claire at clairemellinger@gmail.com with your answer and win a prize.


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Albemarle Garden Club

P.O. Box 5746, Charlottesville, VA  22905