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:
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. Co-Presidents, Mary Coda and Saundra Kortesma
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]
Spooner Garden Club developed a memorial garden at the Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery almost 20 years ago. Supported by Spooner Garden Club members, the garden provides a meditative space for visitors. Each spring, members are proud to participate in planting annual plants to augment the beauty and serenity of this final resting place and memorial in 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
The Wisconsin Garden Club Federation founded in 1928 is a charter member of the National Garden Club organization. As an organization, we are proud of our heritage of developing relationships with fellow gardeners, learning, and gardening for good in our communities.