Interested in joining AMGC? Use the Contact Us form on this web site and we will have a membership coordinator contact you. We would like to invite you to attend our next meeting! Membership Dues, Individual: National - $15, Local - $10, Total - $25/year Family: National - $23, Local - $10, Total - $33/year
Congratulations to Roy Schemensky, our 2016 recipient of 'Most Valuable Member' and the "Little Man Award"!
BRING A FRIEND TO OUR NEXT MEETING!
If you have not paid your annual dues ($25), please mail to Roy Schemensky, 1903 Alpaca Ct, Arlington, Texas 76001.
January 16, 2017
February 20, 2017
Meeting Time: 7:00pm Location: Bob Duncan Community Center 2800 S Center St Arlington, TX
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*Club meets the third Monday of each month.
Tom Wilton: 'Tons of Tomatoes'
After graduating from high school at Port Arthur, Texas, Tom Wilten attended Texas Tech University, Lamar Tech, and the University of Texas at Austin. In 1966 he earned his D.D.S. degree from Baylor University College of Dentistry and served as a dentist in the U.S. Air Force for two years. He then returned to the Dallas area, where he entered the private practice of general dentistry, which he continues to practice today. Landscaping his new home in 1973 sparked his new interest in horticulture. He’s been a student of horticulture ever since, nurturing special interests in propagation and trees. After joining the First Men’s Garden Club of Dallas in 1985, he soon took on a number of leadership roles, including chairman of sales and shows (1990), two years as president (1991-92), and two years as program chairman. Between 1993 and 2003, Tom was a frequent contributor to the Gardener, the national magazine of the Men’s Garden Club, for which he authored about 20 articles on various aspects of gardening. In 2007 Tom became a Dallas County Master Gardener, and in 2008, he became an accredited specialist in propagation. He has taught propagation for five years to incoming Master Gardener classes and finds that to be among his most enjoyable gardening endeavors. This year’s Dallas County Master Gardener class can look forward to sharing in the wealth of information and insights Tom has gleaned from years of personally propagating plants ranging from annuals and perennials to shrubs and trees.
Sher was recently awarded Master Gardener Speaker of the Year. Sher gives numerous programs on various subjects of interest relating to a variety of gardening topics, floral design workshops, drought tolerant Texas plants and grasses, pest diseases, as well as programs on Texas birds, bees and butterflies, and their importance in our environment. Sher has a Master’s Degree in Anthropology/Sociology from The University of Texas at Arlington. She also holds degrees in Art History, Interior Design, and Photography. She is a member of the Avant Garden Club, Garden Council of Fort Worth, The Fort Worth Garden Club and The Woman’s Club of Fort Worth where she is active in several departments and has served on the Board of Directors. Sher and her husband Bill live in Arlington and have traveled extensively. Their favorite place is Santa Fe. As an anthropologist and photographer she has studied the Maya, Hawaiian, and Native American cultures and flora of these regions.