Friday, February 12, 2021
NGC Goals & Objectives: Floral Design, Education and Community Engagement and FUN!

Program:“Toy Story” (2019)
Art therapy is “a therapeutic technique rooted in the idea that creative expression can foster healing and mental well-being,” according to Stuckley and Nobel in the American Journal of Public Health. “This form of therapy is used to help people explore their emotions, develop self-awareness, cope with stress and work on social skills.” The Eastern Shore Hospital Center has a vibrant art therapy program and the Treatment Mall staff are proud to provide a productive means for patients to share their emotions and experiences in a way that can be both therapeutic and transformative. Today’s program engages DGC designers in the floral interpretation of patient art displayed in English Hall that reflect’s that patient’s journey, specifically floral arrangements in a Reflective design by an individual or team of novice and experienced designers(Companion Design) or a design type of the creator’s choice (Designer’s Choice) using a toy as an accessory (hence the movie name associated with this month!).  

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

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

Program Chair: Judy Slaughter
Hosts: Nancy Hastings & Kathy Miller
Horticulture: Linda Easter & Mari Stanley
Design: Shirley Chatham & Patti Hopkins
Consultant: Clara Mae Stephens
Clerk: Barbara Hubbard


Division I – Horticulture

Class 1.Forced Branches – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/maximum length 24”)
b.Pussy Willow
c.Any other

Class 2.African Violets
a.Pot diameter 3” or less
b.Pot diameter more than 3”

Class 3.Conifers – 1 branch (minimum length 6”/maximum length 24”)
a.With cones or berries
b.Without cones or berries

Class 4.Broadleaf Evergreen 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
d.Bulb, corm, rhizome, tuber

Class 8.Forced Bulbs
c.Any other

Division II– Design – Toy Story
As explained in the program description, 12 designers are invited to participate. Please let Judy Slaughter know of your interest in doing a design interpretation of patient artwork on display in ESHC’s meeting hall as of February 1st.

Class 1. Reflections of the Past. HB pg. 75, Section M, Reflective Design. Eligible for Companion Design (see p. 31).

Class 2. Reflections of the Past. HB pg. 81, Section C. 1a. Designer’s Choice using a toy as an accessory.