Email from Jean Gould:
“The Ramapo Valley Garden Club, now in its 92nd year, is a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York State – 10th District, and the National Garden Clubs Inc.
While the club is small, with just 27 active women members, it does undertake a number of projects each year to beautify the Ramapo Valley area. Members regularly plant and maintain flowers and some shrubs at the Suffern Municipal Building, Veteran’s Monument, Gazebo and several of the Village’s parks. The Club also maintains plantings at the Monument commemorating General Washington’s Continental Army Entrenchment in the Torne Valley in Ramapo, and the Suffern Railroad Museum.
Monthly flower arrangements are provided to a Jawonio residential group home in Montebello and members also weed and tend to the woodland garden behind the Suffern Library, and plant an arbor day tree each year. Recent arbor day trees have been planted at the Montebello Village Hall grounds, Brooklands Park in Suffern, and the Suffern Library .
Current members include residents of Suffern, Montebello, Airmont, Spring Valley, Thiells, Wesley Hills and Orangeburg. Since most meetings are held in member homes, they are not open to the public. However, the club is holding an open meeting on May 11th at the Suffern Library at 1:00 pm which will feature Landscape Architect Richard Cording, who will speak on “Designing Home Landscapes for Seasonal Color”. Anyone interested in learning more about the club is welcome to attend the May 11th event or contact the President, Phyllis McPherson at 845-354-4310 or at email@example.com”
(long term RVGC member)