Meaningful work – community involvement – new acquaintances and lasting friendships – membership in Ann Arbor Farm & Garden opens up a world of opportunity. Are you looking for a way to put your talents and experience to good use? We rely on the diverse interests and skills of our members in a variety of ways, from handcrafting items for sale, organizing a silent auction, or planning a party, to leadership roles on our Board.
Perhaps you’d like to expand your social circle? One of AAF&G’s strengths is our wonderful mix of women. We are a diverse group, with varied backgrounds and professions, and represent a range of ages. Brought together by our desire to contribute to the greater community, we find ourselves enriched even more by the connections to accomplished, interesting, dynamic women that AAF&G provides.
Annual membership dues are $55. Active members are expected to participate in our annual Garden Walk by purchasing tickets and volunteering at the event, attend monthly meetings, and help provide light refreshments and table decorations for one meeting (each meeting generally has four hostesses).
While we maintain the WNF&GA tradition of sponsored memberships, you don’t have to know a current AAF&G member to get involved, or be an Ann Arbor resident. Simply contact us by phone or email, come to a meeting as our guest, and find out what we’re all about. We welcome all inquiries and interest!
From September through May, meetings are held on the second Thursday of the month at 12:30 pm. Most meetings are held at the Ann Arbor City Club and feature both a social time and a guest speaker or presentation. For the first and last monthly meetings of the season, in September and May, members arrange special salad luncheons.
Our speakers address a wide range of topics, including photography in the garden, gardening with children, landscape design, research related to Great Lakes environmental issues, and tales of local birds and wildlife. These entertaining, educational presentations always invite discussion; you're sure to learn even more talking with fellow Farm & Garden members!
In addition, WNF&GA meetings and activities at the state and national level offer more opportunities for social connections and involvement.
Annual Special Events
February – New Member Tea
April -- Daffodil Day at Belle Isle (Division-wide event)
May – cocktail party hosted by the Board
December – holiday lunch or dinner
Documentary available for rental
Landscape frames our days: trees or flowers, sidewalks and walls, city parks or private gardens. But who envisions this framework for our daily lives? Women in the Dirt is a 70-minute documentary about seven award-winning female landscape architects. Their work ranges from intimate, jewel-like gardens to vast urban projects. Artists and scientists, each woman brings awareness of sustainability, function and beauty to her work. Women in the Dirt reveals how these self-described “masters of the obvious” create the sublime. View the trailer here.
DVD rental is available to non-profit groups for a donation of $36 to AAF&G (includes shipping and return envelope). Please contact Claudia Scioly for more information.
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