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                  "Enriching our lives by sharing our love for

               the art of gardening with our community"                                                                                                                                                  





THANK YOU!  We would like to thank ALL who made both our pecan sale and greens sale fundraisers a huge success.  Since we are a non-profit we will be giving away all profits--scholarships, beautification of downtown Seaford, supporting the Boys and Girls Organization in Seaford to name just a few.



Board Meeting: Friday, Feb. 3, 10:15 a.m. Woodruff Room, Seaford Public Library, 600 North Market St. Ext.,           Seaford.
General Meeting: Tuesday, Feb. 14, Woodruff Room, Seaford Public Library. Flower Show entries due 1:00 p.m. Social Time 1:00 p.m. Meeting begins at 1:30 p.m. Hostesses: Nancy McAdams, Tammy Baker and Barbara Fletcher.

Program: Ashley Kennedy will give a “tick talk” about ticks, lyme disease and other related insect control issues. Ashley is the State Tick Biologist for Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. In this role she manages the statewide tick surveillance program and helps to educate the public about tick safety.
She received her master’s and doctorate in entomology and wildlife ecology from the University of Delaware and completed a fellowship in Tick Borne Disease through the Army Public Health Center. Ashley has also done research at John Hopkins University, the National Zoo, the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, and Smithsonian
Conservation Biology Institute.


2022-2023 Club Officers

     President, Mary Noel

     Vice-President, Carol Owens

     Recording Secretary, Sandy Blackwell

     Treasurer, Barbara Fletcher

     Immediate Past President, Sharon Christopher

  (Left to Right) Carol Owens, Betty Jean Johnson, Mary Noel, Barbara Fletcher, Sandy Blackwell


At the May 2022 meeting of the Spade & Trowel Garden Club, President Mary Noel, left, presented Sharon Christopher a lifetime membership in the Central Atlantic Region of State Garden Clubs (CAR-SGC).


Members of the Seaford Boys and Girls Club learned to created floral arrangements using mostly flowers from the gardens, which they cared for in the beds behind the building.

Spade and Trowel Garden Club Advisors: Carol Kinsley and Carol Owens


                                                      PLANT AMERICA

Get your gardening catalogs and participate in Nancy Hargroves, president of the National Garden Clubs, Inc., signature project.  PLANT AMERICA!

            Club members visited the Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek in Dagsboro, DE, to celebrate National Garden Week.

May 2-4:  National Garden Clubs convention at "The Greenbrier Resort" in White Sulphur, WV.

June 6:  Spade and Trowel Flower Show, "The Language of Flowers" being held at Ross Station.

                              ADDITIONAL  INFORMATION
**National Garden Club's Newsletter:  Click Here: January/February
**CAR Review:  Nov. 2021
**DFGC February 2022 Newsletter


                                          Club Objectives



The objectives of "The Spade & Trowel Garden Club, Inc." are to bring together members of the community who have a genuine interest in gardening and related activities and to afford members an opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences in growing plants and flowers, decorating with plants and flowers and to promote civic beautification.


The Spade & Trowel Garden Club, Inc., located in Seaford, DE, was organized in 1955 and became a member club in 1958.  This year's theme is "Plant America" - Plant America, Local Food to Share, Add Flowers for Happiness, New Members for Growth and Trees for the Environment.  The club is part of the Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs, Central Atlantic Region and the National Garden Clubs, Inc.



                                         Meetings and Location

Meeting Place/Time
The Woodruff Room / Seaford Public Library
600 North Market Street Extension, Seaford, DE, (302) 629-2524
(Unless otherwise noted on monthly schedule)
Second Tuesday of each month (September - June)
12:30-1 p.m. - Horticulture/Flower Show set up
1:00 p.m. - Social • 1:30 p.m. - Program & Meeting


      The board meets the first Friday of each month in the "Woodruff Room" of the Seaford Public Library (if available).   Any member may attend the board meetings and all officers and chairmen are encouraged to attend.




Interested in joining us?  View the Membership Application form and/or contact Carol Johnson, 301-639-2942, (H) 302-875-4034 and/or Mary Noel, 570-239-7948, (H) 302-337-1054 and/or the webmaster, Jim Zeigler,


       **The Seaford Spade and Trowel Garden Club is an active member of the Seaford Chamber of Commerce.                                                         and is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.


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