Friday, November 1, 2013

"Take Five" Video Highlighted at Nov. 5 Council Meeting

Durham Council members who attend the November 5 business meeting will be in for an inspirational treat with the showing of the Garden Clubs of America promotional video, "Take Five."

The video was produced for the 2013 centennial celebration of The Garden Club of America and was directed by Forest Hills Durham resident Sandra Jacobi. "Take Five" highlights five projects initiated by local garden clubs across the United States, each a member of The Garden Club of America.
Video Summary: 
The video opens with a logo dance representing each of the two hundred member clubs. Take One is a story about a Los Angeles elementary school where large areas of school property were slated to be covered with tarmac but instead the local garden club created a school garden project to preserve space and develop it as vegetable, native plant, and shade gardens. Take Two is a story about a Pasadena conservation project of native plants and an adjacent building constructed entirely from local stone and recycled wood. Third, is a story about a butterfly garden in Maine where plants are grown to sustain the life cycle of different kinds of butterflies -- a way station for migrating monarch butterflies. Fourth is a story is about a 50 year preservation project of a large historic garden in Texas. Last, but not least, the fifth story features the reclamation and clean up of the polluted Reedy River in Greenville, South Carolina. The GCA centennial video then concludes with a summary of past and future projects.

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