The Southwind Garden Club held its first meeting for the year in late August at the TPC Southwind. Officers and committee members were introduced and an overview and plans for the year were discussed.
Following the meeting the members were treated to an informative presentation by Cordell Walker and Becca Hart representing Alpha Omega Veterans Services, Inc.
The theme, “Helping Veterans Help Themselves,” was explored and explained to the members. The organization provides programs and services for homeless veterans as well as those suffering from PTSD and brain injuries.
An important aspect of their therapy is a one acre garden for the veterans to plant and maintain resulting in sales of produce at local markets providing a positive outcome for the organization and especially the veterans.
The Southwind Garden Club is a member of The State of Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., and the National Garden Clubs Inc.