Friday, August 14, 2020
NGC Goals &Objectives: Education, Conservation & Environmental Awareness, Horticulture 

Program:“Deer Hunter” (1978)
Bryan Gomes hiked the length of the Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine – 2190 miles in 5.5 months. He will share his personal stories and beautiful photographs of the flora, fauna, people, and places he encountered on this trip of a lifetime. He’ll show us the backpack and gear he carried on this challenging journey. Who knows– maybe this presentation will inspire your own hiking adventure on this famous “footpath for those who seek fellowship in the wilderness”—not that we have to roam far to become Deer Hunters in our own backyards as these lovely creatures devour many of our local landscapes!

Location:Eastern Shore Hospital Center
5262 Woods Road, Cambridge, MD 21613, 410-221-2358

Agenda:9:00 am - 10:30 amEntries Accepted 
10:30 am - 11:00 amJudging/Social Time
11:00 am - 12:00 pmBusiness Meeting
12:00 pm - 12:45 pmLunch/View Exhibits
12:45 pm - 2:00 pmProgram

Speaker:Bryan Kent Gomes, a UME Master Naturalist, has almost two decades of environmental education, watersports activities, public outreach and team building experience to his credit. He has a B.A. in Marketing/Psychology and a M.Ed. in Post-Secondary Education from Salisbury University. Bryan has served as a Park Ranger for Anne Arundel County and the Maryland Park Service, as well as a Director/Coordinator of various summer camps in the Annapolis area. He spent the last 8 years serving in a variety of roles for the environmental organization, Oyster Recovery Partnership. Bryan loves to travel--in 2009, he spent two months in New Zealand learning about aquaculture and sustainable resource management, and subsequently traveled to the Galapagos in 2014 where he learned about Darwin’s studies of evolution and the biodiversity there. In 2017, he had the opportunity to visit Cuba. Bryan is passionate about the outdoors, He has thru-hiked the entire Appalachian Trail, from Georgia to Maine, and lived in a tent on the beach at Assateague State Park while working as a lifeguard. Bryan lives in Annapolis near the shores of the Severn River and enjoys swimming, fishing, paddling, cooking, beekeeping, and his moonlighting gigs as a DJ., 410-991-2770.

Program Chairs: Kathy Slaughter
Hosts: Cookie Brohawn & Sara O’Neil

Horticulture: Karen Cartwright & Linda Rossi
Design: Fran Collins & Betsy Parks
Consultant: Deana Kozak
Clerk: Billie Norton
Bryan Gomes


Division I – Horticulture
Class 1.Rosa (Roses)
a.Miniature single
b.Miniature spray
c.Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora
d.Floribunda, Polyantha, Carpet, Climber – 
one spray
e.Shrub, Old Garden rose  

Class 2.Conifers – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/maximum length 24”)
a.With cones or berries
b.Without cones or berries

Class 3.Broadleaf Evergreen Tree or Shrub – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/
maximum length 24”)

Class 4.Deciduous Tree or Shrub – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/
maximum length 24”)

Class 5.Ilex (Holly) – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/maximum length 18”)

Class 6.Container Grown Plants (maximum pot diameter 8”)

Class 7.Open Class
b. Perennial
d.Bulb, corm, rhizome, tuber
e. Vines

Class 8.Herbs – Group of three (3) cut specimens in one container
a.Same cultivar
b.Different cultivars

Class 9.Five (5) fruits or vegetables shown on a tray. May be all the same or different varieties

Class 10.Ornamental Grasses – single cut grass culm (stem) measuring 24” – 30” from cut end to tip of flower head (spike, raceme or panicle)
a.Muhlenberia capillaris 
(pink muhly grass)
b.Pennisetum (fountain grass)
c.Chasmanthium latifolium (northern sea oats), 3 stems required
d.Any other cut grass with spike, raceme or panicle.

Division II – Design – Deer Hunter 
Class 1. HB pg. 77, Section Q. Transparency Design. Eligible for Companion Design (see p. 31).
Class 2. HB pg. 74, Section C. Construction Design incorporating a featured object (HB pg. 81, Section C.1.a.). Designers will be provided the object, a metal fabric sample measuring 5-3/4 x 6.” Limited to four designers who must pre-register with Kay Karminski by July 10, 2020.