Joint Meeting Highlights

Guest Speaker


Joint Meeting  2022

Report for the PCGCA website

The PCGCA Joint Meeting, hosted this year by, Huntingdon Valley Garden Club, was held at the Philadelphia Country Club in Gladwyne, PA on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.   The meeting included a brief report from Susan Ayres, Chairman of PCGCA followed by the presentation of the Zone V Dorothy Falcon Platt Award (Garden Club of Philadelphia) to Lura Wampler (The Garden Workers).  Ginnie Tietjens (HVGC) then presented an extremely generous check to the PCGCA Fertilizer Fund as a result of the tremendously successful Wabi Sabi flower show last May, a collaborative effort by Huntingdon Valley and Wissahickon Garden clubs.

Sarah Ghantous, President of HVGC then introduced the featured speaker, Karen Washington, a farmer and  food activist, who challenged us in many ways to correct food apartheid.

To learn more about Karen and her farm check out or


Wissahickon Garden Club will be the host club for the 2023 Joint Meeting, on November 1, 2023.

Past Events

November 3, 2021 PCGCA Annual Joint Meeting via Zoom

Award winning and renown ethnobotanist, Dr. Paul Cox, had us hanging on each word as he explained his research and innovative approach to diseases of the brain by studying proven patterns of wellness and disease from indigenous people..

To purchase Dr. Cox's book "Plants, People and Culture, The Science of Ethnobotany"  you can go to