The Historic Indian Village Home and Garden Tour is fast approaching! Our April 10 meeting program on Historic Craftsman Homes, will help get us geared up and some tour docents will be joining us. Daffodil Day is April 19 and docents are needed to help at the event on Belle Isle. Our annual Pancake Breakfast is Saturday, April 29 at Jefferson Ave. Presbyterian Church. Get ready to sell some tickets and flip some pancakes. Spring is a busy season for garden clubs and gardeners!
The Indian Village Women’s Garden Club is dedicated to the support of the Indian Village community through conservation, horticulture and civic improvement programs.
We are committed to fostering community spirit and capitalizing on the synergy of diverse groups of people in our neighborhood.
Also known as the Indian Village Women’s Garden Club, the Indian Village branch of Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association (WNFGA) was organized in 1953. We are proud to be part of the WNFGA which celebrated its centennial in 2014. We are active in WNFGA Michigan Division activities including hosting the International Tea in 2014 and acting as hostesses at the annual Belle Isle Daffodil Day Luncheons.
Construction of Indian Village neighborhood started in 1895. The substantial homes had beautiful gardens, many professionally designed and maintained. By the 1950’s, things had changed; most residents were doing their own gardening. The Indian Village Woman’s Garden Club was started to help us learn more about gardening, both from professional speakers and each other. Close friendships started and the club prospered.
As the organization grew, new projects were added including the Historic Indian Village Home and Garden Tour. The Tour is now managed jointly by the Historic Indian Village Association, the Indian Village Men’s Garden Club and the Indian Village Women’s garden Club.
Our projects also include the Artelia Bowne Court Scholarships supported by the Holiday Tour and children’s activities in Indian Village. The Indian Village Centennial Garden is jointly managed by the Indian Village Men’s Garden Club and the Indian Village Woman’s Garden Club.
Meetings are held in members’ homes on the second Monday of each month, except June through August. There are special activities in December and May in lieu of the monthly meeting. To accommodate our many working members, we usually meet in the evening.
Some of what we do:
OFFICERS & BOARD MEMBERS 2015-2016
Sheila Kneeshaw– President
Teresa Jacobson – First Vice President
D.J. Haska – Second Vice President
Jackie Spann – Treasurer
Aislinn Scofield – Recording Secretary
Geny Senior – Mailing Secretary
– Corresponding Secretary
D.J. Haska – Beautification
Sheila Kneeshaw – Conservation
Sue Nye – Education
Linda Moon – Gifts, Awards, Memorials
Deborah Langston – Hospitality
Miliama Bracken – International Tea
Kathy Krasity – Program
Renata Taylor – Membership
AD HOC COMMITTEES:
Dorothea Martin – Centennial Garden
Renata Taylor – Holiday Tour
Deborah Langston & Sheila Kneeshaw – Home & Garden Tour