Sheryl Gash gave a devotion titled “Woman of God-Growing in Grace” followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Cynthia Humes gave the secretary’s report. Jackie Westfield, president, gave the financial report.
Westfield provided information on 2014 Tennessee Federation of Garden Clubs/District III events and the remaining club activities including the Christmas gathering closing out 2013. Sheryl Gash blessed the food and refreshments were served.
Charlotte Timberlake, hostess, gave an interesting program on “Plants We Eat.” She began the discussion with illustrating the parts of the plant on an educational display board. The plant was broken down by seeds, fruit, roots, tuber, leaves and stems. They were characterized in picture form with the members interacting in the discussion based on the different examples.
A handout on the definition of a tuber which is a part of a plant that stores energy for later and plays a role in the vegetative reproduction, including a handout on edible roots and tubers. There are two different types of tubers, the stem tuber and root tubers. The most common stem tuber is the potato. Sweet potatoes are another tuber plan,t but do not produce new shoots. Radishes are low in calories and can be eaten in its raw state. Removing the stems will keep them fresher for a longer period of time.
Others in attendance were Charlotte Scott, Kay Cox, Billie Blair, Lelia Ware, Joan Steward and Dorothy Keith.