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    Save The Date:  Holly Day Party!
Sunday, December 6
6:00 PM
Spaulding Farm Clubhouse, 100 Spaulding Farm Road
R.S.V.P. Sandy Whitlock (

GGMGA 15th Annual Symposium -
For the Love of a Garden

Save The Date:
Saturday, February 13, 2016

Check back at the end of the month for a downloadable registration brochure.


  About the artist and the art:

The art selected to promote our 15th annual symposium is the work of Danielle Fontaine, a Greenville resident whose creations revive an ancient and unique technique known as encaustic painting. The medium uses melted colored wax instead of the standard acrylic or oil paints. The earliest examples of this technique are from the ancient Egyptians and date from around 1 AD, but the name is derived from the Greek ‘enkaustikos’ which means ‘to burn-in.’ The technique lost favor due to its difficulty but was revived by the great American artist, Jasper Johns, around 1950. This art medium has again become popular, and the artwork offered by Danielle is an excellent example of the technique.

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Recipients of 2015 Ellen Hilderbrand Grants

Nancy Williams, Chairperson of our Ellen Hilderbrand Grants Committee, announces the four recipients of 2015 grants. Pictured above are spokespeople for these grants. From left to right are the following:

  • Jesse Spring, accepting for Fork Shoals Elementary School - $676 for expansion and improvements to their Butterfly Garden.

  • Sebastian Barbosa, accepting for N. Franklin Road Head Start Center - $1,000 for a raised bed vegetable garden, part of a Farm to Belly program jointly sponsored by Feed & Seed, GHS, the Hispanic Alliance, Clemson, and many other community organizations.

  • Joey Freeman, accepting for Brutontown Community Center - $1,000 for installation of a Carolina Fence Garden, a joint program between Greenville County 4-H and Greenville County Parks, Recreation and Tourism.

  • Jody Childs, accepting for Slater Marietta Elementary School - $1,324 for replanting and expansion of their Carolina Fence & Butterfly Garden.