Last Thursday September 14th, Zone II held their annual meeting in Greenwich at the Belle Haven Club. Attendees were treated to a full day of activities, highlights being a history of Greenwich lecture by Curator of Science at the Bruce Museum by Dr. Daniel Ksepka covering the origin of the Long Island Sound and Coastline, a tour of the coastline on a 1930’s yacht lead by Susie Baker, marine biologist, retired oceanography teacher, conservationist and preservationist. Besides a delicious lunch we also enjoyed the awards presentation which had two special women honored who are especially close to our clubs heart. The first being past NCGC President, and zone Horticulture judge Jane Gamber who was honored with the Marcy Crutcher award. This award is given for spirit, energy and determination, expanding knowledge in horticulture by sharing in all ways. Words that epitomize all Jane does for our club.
The second award, which Caroline Garrity spearheaded the nomination of, went to Sefra Alexandra “the Seed Huntress”. Sefra received a Zone Horticulture Commendation which recognized her knowledge of native seeds and plants, and appreciation for her teachings about the biodiversity of our landscape. Many of you may remember the fascinating lecture Sefra delivered last spring to our club.