The Indianhead District is the northern most district in the state and includes Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Sawyer, Washburn counties. Gardening in the northern part of the state can be quite challenging as the growing season can begin two weeks behind and end two weeks earlier than the rest of the state. We depend on our three clubs and their members to provide each other with growing tips and support as we garden. Interested gardeners are always welcome to join us.
The theme for the year is: Happiness is the Gift of Gardening.
INDIANHEAD DISTRICT DIRECTOR: Susan Wallace
The district’s clubs are:
Bay Gardeners Garden Club [Superior, WI]
Bay Gardeners Garden Club located in Superior has focused on touring various local gardens this year. They have developed a Garden Therapy program involving local senior citizens. A popular program was a wreath workshop. Plans are under way for a design study workshop which will be held in Spooner; this is being developed in cooperation with the St. Croix District. Carol Larson is one of the leaders for it.
Lake Superior Garden Club [Superior]
Besides learning more about gardening and design, this club is active in the community. The Spartan Gardens at Superior Senior High School and those at the Douglas County Historical Society benefit from the skills of this group.
President, Mary Metzinger
Spooner Garden Club [Spooner]
The Spooner Garden Club was established in 1932 and remains very active in the Spooner community. The club meets every 4th Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m.
Club projects include planting and maintaining a garden bed at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, two city parks, and various other sites in Spooner, as well as providing scholarships to Spooner High School and Shell Lake High School, assisting at the Washburn County Junior Fair, participating in the adopt-a-family program at Christmas, donating to the local food pantry, conducting seed planting programs at local schools, and co-sponsoring the annual New Ventures Gardening Seminar.
President, Ruthe Batulis