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“Always Take the Garden Path. It will lead to beauty, serenity, inclusion, diversity, sustainability and conservation.”
I am profoundly proud to represent the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs’ District XI. This District includes the Broward County Garden Clubs – Coral Springs Garden Club; Fort Lauderdale Garden Club, and its Circles: M.A.L., Bayberry, Cordia, Moringa and Parkinsonia; Lauderdale-by-the Sea Garden Club, the Garden Club of Lighthouse Point and the Pompano Beach Garden Club.
They honor the earth through good gardening practices, reach out to their communities, and most importantly, encourage our young people to learn about and love our environment through their acquaintance with Mother Nature.
The vision statement for my tenure is: Always take the Garden Path… the path of beauty, serenity, inclusion, sustainability and conservation”:
Some say, to be led down the garden path is to be led astray. Not so for gardeners. We take the path to enlightenment. We tend the earth to respect its bounty. We harvest to create designs that embellish nature. We reach out to others to teach and to include. We see no divisions; we are one in our commitment to sustainability and conservation.
I encourage each of you to share the serenity achieved through gardening with your fellow humans. We are here for a short time, but we can leave a legacy for infinity.
District XI of the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs
Marjorie H. Hendon was born and raised in Fort. Lauderdale.
She attended Florida State University, where she enjoyed playing French horn in the Marching Chiefs. She also attended Florida Atlantic University, obtaining her BA in Education. Her Masters in Special Education was earned at NOVA Southern University. She enjoyed thirty-two years of teaching before retiring and joining the Pioneer Garden Club of Ocala, Inc. These last two years, as First VP for the Florida Federation of Garden Clubs, have been busy. Marge was Chairman of the Finance Committee, and on the Long-Range Planning Committee. If being on those committees did not open her eyes to the wonderful activities of FFGC, then the other activities that were undertaken would. She was pinned a NGC 4-Star member at the 2017 FFGC convention. Marge continues to enjoy her free time. Singing in the church choir, meetings of the camellia society, and her plant business keep her enjoying her community and State. Her number of llamas have gone down from 123 to 14 over a thirty -year period, and her chickens keep her with fresh eggs year-round. Four Sister’s Foliage, LLC, her plant business, keeps her busy during the Fall and Spring. Her two daughters, their husbands, and little granddaughter often enjoy visiting Grandma at “the Farm”.