August 3, 2016

Preparing Flowers for a Skylands Reception

I love entertaining at Skylands, my home in Maine.

Last weekend, I hosted a very special reception for the College of the Atlantic. The gathering was held to recognize and thank the members of the Champlain Society, the college’s premier annual giving organization - their support helps to advance the school’s mission, ensure academic excellence, and provide financial aid wherever needed. The College of the Atlantic was founded in 1969. Its focus areas include environmental sciences, marine mammal habitats, and sustainable food systems. COA students come from around the world, and help to enrich the local community year-round. Many of its students stay on to work as entrepreneurs, farmers, and teachers.

I was honored to host this event at my home. I have long been associated with COA. Some of you may recall, I exhibited my historic MDI Map Collection at the school in 2011. And, whenever I am in Maine, I try to attend some of the college's cultural events. Over the next couple of days, I will share photos of the Champlain Society College of the Atlantic Annual Reception - I know you will enjoy them. Here are images of some of the many beautiful flowers we used to decorate Skylands.