February 2016 with the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild

Join us this month for greenhouse work, soap making, our general meeting and Rooting DC! 
IMG_0298Greenhouse clean-up and more
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Help clean up and organize the greenhouse and set out trays and pots in the glasshouse for propagation.

 

Soap-Making Workshop
Saturday, Feb. 6, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (1-hour lunch break while the soap cooks). Make a hot process traditional soap (with tallow) or a pure vegetarian soap and bring a bar of fresh soap home. Meet in the St. Bonaventure Conference Room, near the gift shop. RSVP by Feb. 3 to gardenguild@gmail.com; $25 workshop fee.

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General Meeting
Saturday, Feb. 20, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m.
We’ll go over our 2016 calendar, including the upcoming Easter Lily and Palm Cross Sale, Plant and Herb Sale and more. Meet in the St. Bonaventure Conference Room near the gift shop.

 

rootingdcRooting DC (Garden Guild exhibit table)
Saturday, Feb. 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Join our team in staffing the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild table. Rooting DC will be held at Wilson High School, near Tenley Metro (from Brookland, take Metrobus routes H2, H3 or H4).

 

And, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

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Save the Date: FMGG General Meeting

The next general meeting for members of the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild is Saturday, Feb. 20, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., in the St. Bonaventure Room, near the gift shop.

IMG_0293We’ll go over the 2016 calendar and all of the coming events (Easter Lily & Palm Cross Sale, Spring Plant & Herb Sale, gardening, garden tours, workshops, etc.).

See you then! Questions? Contact Lou at gardenguild@gmail.com.

 

 

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Soap-Making Workshop – Moved to Feb. 6 due to weather

soap canstock11472045The soap-making workshop will be Feb. 6 (rescheduled from Jan. 23 due to snow)

Join the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild for a soap-making workshop on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (*includes a 1-hour lunch break on your own while the soap cooks).

While making a traditional hot-process (tallow) or vegetarian soap, learn about the history, proper procedures, what to look for in soap and more.

Download our flyer here.

RSVP by Feb. 3 to gardenguild@gmail.com. The $25 workshop fee includes a bar of fresh soap to take home. Make checks payable to FMGG and mail to FMGG, PO Box 29059, Washington, DC 20017 or bring to the workshop.

We’ll meet at the Franciscan Monastery’s St. Bonaventure Conference Room (near the gift shop), 1400 Quincy St. NE, Washington, DC 20017.

 

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January 2016 events

It may be winter, but the Garden Guild is still busy! Join us for these events in January 2016:

herb garden1 2015Saturday, January 16, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Help move the Biblical herbs from the formal beds in front of the friary for temporary placement in the greenhouse’s designated cold frame. (Note: the photo is of an herb bed adjacent to the Biblical herb bed)

 

Sacred Heart NJ VITA volunteers june-july 2015Catholic University of America Day of Service 
Monday, January 18, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Join Catholic University students who are volunteering with us on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We’ll move over 300 luminaria from the Rosary Portico to the root cellar below the greenhouse and (time permitting) move garden fences, bamboo poles, tomato cages and more into the glass house for winter storage. Meet at the Rosary Portico.

soap makingSoap-Making Workshop
Saturday, January 23, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. (includes 1-hour lunch break while the soap cooks) – registration deadline: January 20
Make a hot process traditional soap (with tallow) or a pure vegetarian soap. The $25 workshop fee includes a fresh bar of soap to take home. Meet in the Sacred Heart Conference Room, near the Gift Shop.

RSVP by Jan. 20 to gardenguild@gmail.com; send the $25 workshop fee to FMGG, PO Box 29059, Washington, DC 20017-0059.

And, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

Looking ahead to February:

  • General meeting: Feb. 20, 9:30 a.m.- 11 a.m.  (St. Bonaventure Conference Room, near the monastery gift shop)
  • Rooting DC (Garden Guild exhibit table): Feb. 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (Wilson HS, near Tenley Metro or, from Brookland, take Metrobus routes H2, H3 or H4)
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Lighting & Blessing of the Luminaria

Join the Franciscan Monastery Garden Guild for this Christmas Eve tradition. On Dec. 24, 1 p.m., Fr. Larry Dunham, OFM, will bless the luminaria for Seven Nights of Lights. After the blessing, help light the more than 1,000 candles to illuminat the Rosary Portico and Portiuncula Chapel at the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land through New Year’s Eve.

Questions? Email Joe Bozik. See you there!

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