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February 7 General Meeting - Art In Design - A Floral Demonstration with guest speaker Steve Taras

Steven Taras, owner of Watered Garden Florist, has been in the floral industry for over 20 years, starting as a buyer in the wholesale market before graduating to floral design.  His philosophy is to incorporate his client’s vision and personal style with seasonal blooms.  He combines his passion for the art with his remarkable communication skills, displayed in demonstrations and lectures in many settings, e.g. the NC Museum of Art, Umstead Hotel & Spa, Duke Gardens, and many garden clubs.

Though his business base and residence are in Raleigh, client events have taken him to venues across the nation, including Minneapolis, Chicago, Washington D.C., New York City, and the US Virgin Islands.  His always-interesting plant material comes from both local growers and sources around the world.

Luncheon Menu:  Mixed Greens Salad, Balsamic Marinated Grilled Chicken Breast with Tomato Relish, Roasted Garlic Yukon Mashed Potatoes, Sauteed Squash, rolls, tea, coffee, and member-supplied dessert. Vegetarian and Gluten Free lunches also available.

Ways & Means: Book Sale! Members donate gardening books from their collection for others to purchase. Remaining books will be donated to JCRA book sale.