Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Garden Guild: A Fun Way to Support Duke Gardens!

The popular Garden Guild Holiday Craft Sale

by Chuck Hemric
Director of Volunteer Services

The Garden Guild at Sarah P. Duke Gardens is a group of talented crafters who gather weekly to create beautiful nature-focused items as a source of financial support for the Gardens. Their annual Holiday Craft Sale continues to grow and increase in revenue.

 Garden Holiday Guild Craft Sale
Members of this group join for different reasons. One of the members recently commented, “You get to meet fun-loving people with like interests, which provides great weekly mental health .... Fun and laughter is the best medicine.” Yet another stated, “The sale is the pinnacle of our hard work, and the excitement builds as the day approaches. We are glad to see our work appreciated and purchased.”

Garden Guild members
This talented group is looking to expand its membership and breadth of “crafty” ideas. It does not matter if you possess certain skills or not - the main requirement is that you are teachable. The group meets on Mondays from 1:30-4 p.m.

One of the Garden Guild's favorite craft items
Anyone interested in joining the Garden Guild can contact Chuck Hemric at 919-668-1705 or chemric@duke.edu. See below for more fun Garden Guild crafts!

Photos by Erika Zambello and Chuck Hemric

Sarah P. Duke Gardens creates and nurtures an environment in the heart of Duke University for learning, inspiration and enjoyment through excellence in horticulture. The Gardens receives roughly half of its operating budget from Duke University. The rest comes from people like you, who value all that this public botanic garden has to offer. Duke Gardens is at 420 Anderson Street. Learn more at gardens.duke.edu.

No comments:

Post a Comment