Speakers

Thursday, November 10, 2022

PROGRAM
11:45am–1:30pm
Thursday, November 10, 2022

LEARN
and GROW
10:30am–11:15am

Speaker:

DENISE

GODBOUT-AVANT

Topic:

Ageless Gardening

Speaker:

KIWI DEVOY

Floral Artist

Topic:

Floral Design

Demonstration

Kiwi is a prominent Floral Artist with over 30 years experience. She has been a contributor to Bouquets to Art, Holidays on a High Note at the Circus Club in Atherton, the Annual Fall Antiques Show at Fort Mason as well as exhibiting at the De Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University and at the annual Filoli Flower Show each spring. Kiwi holds teacher’s degrees in two Schools of Ikebana–Sogetsu and Wafu, is a member of the World Association of Floral Artists and has exhibited her designs in Boston, Dublin, Ireland and at the Bagatelle in Paris. Most recently, Kiwi completed the vigorous year-long program in modern floral design as practiced in Europe and received the designation of EMC, as a holder of a European Master Certificate.

 

Kiwi invites members to bring flowers from their garden to incorporate into her demonsration floral designs.

 

Denise Godbout-Avant has been a Stanislaus County Master Gardener since 2020. A retired lab technician and science educator, she worked in microbiology and plant physiology research, taught biology lab at Merced College, was educator coordinator at MJC’s Great Valley Museum, the anatomy-physiology lab tech at MJC, and an editor for a science book publishing company. Since retirement, she is a Master Gardener, a docent at the Great Valley Museum, and on MJC’s Science Colloquium committee. In her spare time she enjoys reading, nature and traveling. Her goal in life is to never stop learning and share her love of science and nature.

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