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Becky Fox Matthews has worked with youth at the national level and she shared her expeiences with us.
The new generation does like to learn new things and they like to connect with the earth. They want to buy local products and they receive gratification from the gardening experience. One significant difference is that they learn from mentoring instead of belonging to organizations, eventhough they may belong to online social networks. The new generation is also a social group that includes their families within their social gatherings. The American Daffodil Society has a number of Youth and Education Projects available from their web site. These resources are available to assist regional locations with the organization of youth projects.
Thanks Becky…the new generation is the future of our organization and your thoughtful presentation gave us some of the resources we need to attract and keep new members. Becky has agreed to share pictures and material from her presentation. Please email Becky at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Becky Fox Matthews,
July 2010 Speaker
Becky Fox Matthews is the First Vice President of the American Daffodil Society, a daffodil judge and judges’ instructor, a past-president of the Middle Tennessee Daffodil Society and a Davidson County Master Gardener. She is also an informal science educator at the Adventure Science Center in Nashville.
Becky's two-acre garden in Brentwood, TN, includes an extensive collection of daffodils. Members of GSLDS are very pleased that Becky has agreed to speak to our group, and we look forward to visiting with her during July.