REMINDER OF FALL CONFERENCE
VIRTUAL EVENT -- OCTOBER 26TH
The GCFM 2021 Fall Conference will be virtual next Tuesday, free of charge, and with no preregistration. A short business meeting will be followed by a speaker who is sure to catch your interest. National Garden Club is hosting this so that we will have space for 500 attendees.
Dr. Judith Sumner
will speak on topics from her book Plants Go to War: A Botanical History of World War II.
She will look at military history from a botanical perspective, from victory gardens and agriculture to timber, rubber, coal, and cotton, the many plant products that supplied the military and the home front during a time of intense need and high demand. The talk will include a special look at medicinal plants, including their use in the Pacific war, the County herb Committees in England, and the development of penicillin as a critical wartime drug. Join us for a unique view of World War II through a botanical lens. In short, we would not have won the war without plants!
The link to the Zoom meeting will be distributed through club presidents this weekend. The talk will be recorded so that members who are unable to attend at the scheduled time of 10:00 am on Tuesday, October 26,
may watch it at their convenience. That link will also be distributed through club presidents.
We hope many of you will take advantage of this tremendous opportunity.