Join the Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs for a day at the Gordon House
The Oregon State Federation of Garden Clubs is hosting an all-day event at the Gordon House on Monday, October 19. The event will feature:
• Special guest speaker Jenny Meisel • Native plant sale to benefit the Gordon House • Display of floral arrangements • Refreshments
Be at the Gordon House at 10 a.m. to hear our special guest speaker, Jenny Meisel present the latest native garden news. Refreshments will be available from 10 a.m. to noon. Following her presentation, Jenny will lead a walk-about through the eight native gardens and ancient oak grove surrounding the Gordon House.
Jenny is the Native Plant Specialist with the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District. Jenny coordinates the Native and Invasive Plants Programs, provides education and outreach activities for the district, and coordinates the annual native plant sale. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in environmental science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and a master’s degree in wildlife science from Oregon State University.
Frank Lloyd Wright began his career with a keen interest in the landscape and natural setting of the sites for his organic architecture designs. Native plants, wildflowers, and natural grasses were requested by Ed Gordon for the Wright designed house sited on the Gordon family farm on the banks of the Willamette River. The views from the house featured the beauty of the Willamette Valley surrounding the house.
Please join your Garden Club friends from Oregon and the Pacific Northwest for a fun day of education, refreshments, floral arrangements, and a native plant sale to benefit the Gordon House.
Gingerbread House Exhibition Thanksgiving through New Years at the Gordon House You CAN enter, you SHOULD enter!
Competition includes: adult & youth sections school age categories professional category
Contact us for more details and rules and application form 503.874.6006 or email@example.com Rules in brief: >> Fill out the entry form and submit. >> Bring gingerbread house and entry fee to Gordon House by November 20. Adults $5, Youth $1. >> Age categories: Children (9 and under), Juniors (10-13), Young Adults (14-18), and Adults (amateurs and professionals). >> Groups are determined by the age of the youngest group or class member. >> Houses must be mostly comprised of edible materials. Gingerbread not required. >> House may have a maximum of six inedible pieces for decoration, but those pieces may not function as support beams for the house. >> Houses must fit within a 15” X 15” square.
A Taste of Frank Lloyd Wright
Thanks to all who joined us
September 25, 2015
Annual Benefit for the Gordon House
Special hand raise to restore the Gordon House west balcony
EastBank Contractor Appliances Showroom
Visit at 800 SE Hawthorne Avenue, Portland
There is always something special and unique about Frank Lloyd Wright’s buildings.
He is also special to Oregonians. Wright’s only Oregon architectural offering is a landmark that resides ‘Wright’ in our own backyard. It is part of that which adds to the uniqueness and pride of excellence that surrounds us.
Our 13th Annual Fundraiser honored the impact Wright's work in Japan had on his organic design. We have hosted over 100,000 visitors to our historic site. Our motto is “Mid-Century Modern Meets the 21st Century” to feature Wright’s original design genius and our preservation efforts that promise a sustainable future. This year we recognize the influence Japan had on Wright’s work in Oregon.
“A Taste of Frank Lloyd Wright” was held at the EastBank Contractor Appliances Showroom at 800 SE Hawthorne Blvd in Portland. Our guests enjoyed: delicious food and wine served in Eastbank’s state of the art kitchen technology showrooms by northwest chefs and Oregon wineries and breweries led by Advanced Sommlier Robert Volz. Live and silent auctions were lively and exciting.
We raised our glasses for a champaign toast to our special event sponsors including GeoDesign, R&H Construction, and Jones Architecture. Our 2015 Annual Sonsors and foundation supporters were also recognized with a big hooray.
It was a down-“Wright” fun way to spend a Friday after work and launch your weekend. if you did not make it, plan to attend next year.
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