May 17, 2017
Program: The History and Beauty of the Magical Lotus Flower
Speaker: Nancy Ridenour lived and worked in Laos, 1965 to 1970, helping women in the villages. While there, she was given a bouquet of lotus buds to celebrate her daughter's birth. In Ithaca, she found lotus growing at the Farmers' Market and planted six of them in her pond. Many gardeners have visited to enjoy the beauty of the lotus flower. Nancy will share photos of the lotus, as well as stories of how it is used in art and dining.
Site: Country Club of Ithaca, Pleasant Grove Road
Chairs: Marilyn Gray (program); Dianne Orcutt & Sue Hamilton (luncheon)