Monday, February 24, 2014

Master Gardener Wedding Project

I had the good fortune to be invited to a wedding celebration in Miami FL on Feb 15, 2014 - temperature around 80 degrees, sunny, comfortable - a far cry from Franklin County's snow.
Our Next Door Neighbor

We went to celebrate the wedding of a college friend, Annie, and husband Jose.  They created a different kind of celebration; located at Camp Mahachee, a Girl Scout camp, they gathered 100 friends to do a service project to upgrade the camp (Clearing vines, cleaning roofs, laying pathways, and creating a butterfly garden).
Cleaning up the bed

Planting in progress

I was on the butterfly garden team, and we worked the day cleaning up a previously-planted area, identifying plants, planting them, mulching them, watering them, and then creating a garden map for the leaders and scouts to use for identification of plants.

Finishing up

The butterflies were there before we were done!

Project complete

At the end of the day, following a huge Cuban-inspired dinner and toasting/roasting session,
Happy couple Annie & Jose being toasted but mostly roasted

a lot of weary souls settled down to a great campfire…
Camp Mahachee campfire


  1. Jerry,

    This is a fantastic idea for a wedding celebration and obviously good work on the butterfly garden.

    Thanks for sharing this. It may be a good theme for a wedding anniversary, too.

    Carol Kagan

  2. Isn't that a great idea? Both Annie & Jose have always been involved in scouts and wanted to do something to help. Her sister-in-law (quite an artist) did a beautiful design picture of the completed garden. It is a great idea for others.