President’s Message

September 12, 2020

Dear WNF&GA member,
Your new executive committee is working diligently to represent you and your farm and garden interests. We would love to hear ideas about how we can work together to fulfill our WNF&GA mission.

The Farm & Garden magazine is published twice yearly, each spring and again in the fall. The most recent edition – Fall 2020 – was distributed in early September, both by mail and email, to members according to their individual wishes. Its theme is Honoring our History. The spring 2021 theme will be Sharpening our Image.

If you use email but have continued to receive your magazine by regular mail, we encourage you to change to online access. If you must read a hard copy, you can have the best of both worlds by printing your own copy from the WNF&GA website!

Publishing and distributing nearly 1500 copies of the magazine twice per year is costly. On page 5 of the fall 2020 edition of Farm & Garden, you can read an article about Oprah Winfrey and a recent decision about her magazine. Please consider “going digital,” much as Oprah will do with her O publication by the end of 2020.

If Oprah’s digital path seems worth exploring, please email me: schwark@aol.com. Let me know how you would like to see a portion of magazine production funds used in a different and beneficial way. One idea: How about diverting some of those funds to WNF&GA programming and education?

And – very important – please know that, for any members who do not have email, we will always find ways to provide them with printed publications.

Thank you for being a loyal member of the WNF&GA.

Sincerely,
Mary Schwark
WNF&GA president, 2020-2022

Projects

It is with great pleasure that we send a huge THANK YOU, to you, the members of Woman’s National Farm and Garden Association, for looking forward, taking the leap to change the scope of the Frysinger International Project and becoming engaged in the decision making process to choose the 2017 Frysinger International Project.

Area: Africa – East, West & Central. Society: Uyoma Food Security Self Help Project: Project No. 1025: Agok women revolving credit scheme for food security, nutrition, and education support has received a $2000.00 check to partially sponsor this project, thanks to those who have supported the Frysinger International Project Fund (formerly the Grace E Frysinger International Fellowship Fund). In brief: This organization initially held group meetings in the target village, situated on the shores of Lake Victoria, to plan the project. The community members chose fresh fruit growing, poultry rearing and fish farming as their preferred project activities. Continue reading “Projects”

National Meeting 2018

WNF&GA National Meeting 2018 Save the Dates! June 6 – 10, 2018

The 2018 National Meeting of the WNF&GA, in the magnificent Finger Lakes region of New York State, will be based in the City of Ithaca at the south end of Cayuga Lake. With a length of 38 miles, Cayuga is the longest of the Finger Lakes. Its greatest glacier-created depth is 435 feet.

PLEASE NOTE: If you will travel to and from Ithaca through Canada, you must have a passport, a passport card or an enhanced driver’s license.

Many venues in and around Ithaca are under consideration for our visit: Cornell University & Botanic Gardens, Ithaca College and Natural Lands, Robison NY State Herb Garden, Mundy Wildflower Garden, F.R. Newman Arboretum, Ithaca Farmers Market, Cayuga Nature Center, Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Teaching Dairy Barn and Orchards. We’ll view waterfalls, savor fabulous food and visit farm-based breweries and wineries. Shoppers will enjoy an outdoor pedestrian mall with 100 retail venues.

Comfortable, well-priced accommodations have been set aside in Ithaca’s Country Inn & Suites.

See much more in the WNF&GA fall magazine. Watch for full registration details in the spring 2018 WNF&GA publication.