Project Chair Linda Childs announced the Anne Arundel County Food Bank will again be the recipient of this year's Operation Christmas donation.
Crofton Village Garden Club chooses a local charitable organization, military unit deployed overseas, if possible, or any entity within the neighboring Crofton communities needing assistance during the holiday season.
If you would like to donate to the food bank, the address is:
Anne Arundel County Food Bank
Crownsville, MD 21032
The RePollinate Anne Arundel Project (a.k.a., Pollinator Pathways) has two main objectives: restore native ecosystems and educate and promote the use of native plants. Members of the Crofton Village Garden Club (CVGC), along with Pollinator Pathway Project Chair Lauren Toomey, helped to conserve and grow local pollinator populations by aiding in the propagation and distribution of 4,700 native seedlings in 2023 to various communities throughout the county. These perennials and shrubs were provided to recipients to increase biodiversity, support pollinators, and control erosion, pollution and stormwater runoff. Additionally, a total of 2,700 plants were propagated and handed out to the Anne Arundel Community in 2022. Some of these plants were planted at Swann Park by members of the CVGC and community volunteers.
The bulk of CVGC’s collaborative work occurred at the University of Maryland Extension Master Gardeners Dairy Farm location in Gambrills. The CVGC donated a total of 159 hours over 5 days, and transplanted 2,500 seedlings from flats to 6" pots. The wide-ranging comprehensiveness of this initiative is evident in the fact that the work of the CVGC for the Pollinator Pathway project touches the entire county, as shown in the attached map. This project is improving the broad brushstroke of the Eastern Seaboard as it positively affects the Pollinator Pathways Corridor.
Led by Project Chair C.J. Salisbury, members hung fresh evergreen wreaths with festive bows on the lamp posts on the Village Green.
Thank you to the following members for helping and delivering wreaths to several area schools and the library: Laura Austin, Barbara Emden, Diane Gallow, Cindy Hansen, C.J. and Palmer Salisbury, and Diane Stovel.
Members enjoyed a festive holiday-themed luncheon at the Crofton Country Club. Thank you to our hostesses, Patty More, Faye Tolliver, Karen Frost, Linda Childs, and Diane Smith for the lovely centerpieces. One lucky member at each table was given a centerpiece to take home. Following lunch, members enjoyed entertainment provided by the acclaimed Show Stoppers of South County. The luncheon "rapped" up with a holiday sing-along.
Diane Smith, past Second Vice President, installed Cindy Hare who was sponsored by Shirley Levendoski. Cindy was a member of CVGC 20 years ago and left the club to return to work full time. Welcome back Cindy!
Crofton Village Garden Club member Nancy Percivall adorned the historic Kinder Farmhouse kitchen with the infamous white mice once again! Visitors are sent on a holiday scavenger hunt throughout the kitchen searching for mice doing various activities as they get ready for the holidays.
The Friends of Kinder Farm Park Historical Society invite you to step back in time and visit the Kinder Farmhouse Museum during the holidays. Docents will tell you about Henry and Hilda Kinder and their eight children who called the farmhouse their home.
Open house dates are Saturday, December 2 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and Saturday, December 9 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Admission to the farmhouse is free; however, park gate fees still apply.