Once again, Garden Therapy organized its popular flower arranging class at Oasis, the haven for women and children in Paterson, NJ. (See photos, below.) Fran Ackerly led the demonstration for us and did a fabulous job of instruction. The Oasis women really enjoyed themselves and worked so hard to follow her direction. Members from the GC were: Sarah Olson, Kathy Bachman, Christine James, Laura Burtha, Betty Murphy, and Susan Dumont. We had a blast!
Oasis's mission is to carry out educational and social service programs that help women enter and succeed in the workforce and help children flourish academically. It also operates a soup kitchen and provides emergency food, clothing, and social support to city residents in need.