The Oak Valley Garden Club, founded in 1951, held its 70th anniversary celebration at The Green Door Gourmet, on River Road in Nashville.

The guest speaker was Dr. Rick Garman, who discussed the benefits of gardening for health and well-being.

A delicious lunch was prepared by Green Door Gourmet, using produce grown on the farm. The menu consisted of a farm to table salad, with squash, tomatoes, and peppers from the farm, grilled chicken and spice muffins.

For dessert everyone enjoyed homemade sorbet made with herbs. That was accompanied by three shortbread cookies which each had a different herb or spice flavor. 

The event included highlights from the past 70 years, special presentations, and scrapbook and memorabilia displays.

In addition, past members were welcomed to the event and members who have died were honored.

The Oak Valley Garden Club has a long heritage and is rooted deeply in the community.  The club’s mission is “to further knowledge and enjoyment of the gardening experience; to encourage interest in the cultivation and arrangement of flowers; to cooperate in the conservation and protection of wildlife; and promote a sense of community and heritage.”