Keryn Anderson with her husband Eric
and their 4 legged kids, Bowie & Harris
That is how I became a member of the Bow Garden Club back in August 2018. A chance sighting in the Bow Times (spotted by my hubby) about a presentation on bears had me attending a meeting that was open to the public. I’d only been living in Bow a few years after relocated from Sydney, Australia with my hubby. At the end of that wonderful presentation I immediately signed up to become a member. I know very little about gardening, plants or flowers but that was even more of a reason to join this club of well-informed members—after all we have a “fair dinkum” (Aussie for genuine) Master Gardener in our midst. In a short two and half years I’ve learned so much but most importantly I’ve learned that this is more than a club. It’s a community connection of likeminded people who are dedicated to making our town of Bow shine with civic beautification, fundraising events and educational presentations that cover a wide range of topics from fungi to garden art, wine appreciation to jam making and container potting to birds of prey.
As a new club member I happily joined the Executive Board that first month when I volunteered to continue the Yearbook and then became the Membership Char at the end of 2019.
I live in Bow with the other Eric Anderson – not the photographer, the sales manager – and our two adorable rescue dogs Bowie and Harris. As an Aussie I’ve never grown up with four seasons and being a part of the distinct seasonal changes makes this part of the world a glorious place to live.
I would never have imagined I would be the President of a Garden Club during that mid-2018 meeting when I settled in to watch an informative presentation on bears. I’ve grown to love this club very much. It has given me knowledge and above all the great opportunity to meet a wonderful group of locals who I call my very dear friends.