2021 Membership information

Published in The Fringed Gentian™



Betsy Kerr


Stacy Thompson

LIFE - new or step-up

Colin Bartol
Julie Bartsch

Membership information

Membership information for
Joining the Friends
Renewing your membership

Can be found on our Website Support-Us page.

Information on paying by check or by credit card is found there also.

For changes to your mailing address or email address, please contact Membership Coordinator Christi Bystedt at this email address. or Friends of the Wild Flower Garden, Membership, P.O. Box 3793, Minneapolis, MN55403-0793.

Member Notes - Summer 2021

We note the death of two long-term members members:

John Haldeman- 48 years
Marguerite Harbison - 27 years

Marguerite was a Friends Director from 1994 until 2005, served as memorials chair and helped organize volunteer appreciation events.

Member Notes - Spring 2021

Last Summer we noted who our 50+ year members are. Now we want to highlight our 40+ year members. John & Joan Haldeman- 48 years Jeremy Nichols & Evelyn Turner- 42 years Susan & Robert Warde- 41 years Many thanks for your continuing long term support of our program.

Shelter Volunteers - 50 years of service

When the new Martha E. Crone Shelter was planned Friends President Cay Faragher wanted to have a group of “hosts” available to greet visitors. Mildred Olson organized the program in 1970, then Dr. Marian Grimes took it over and ran it for the next 10 years. Now we name them “shelter docents” but they do the same service. Our current coordinator for the program is Melissa Hansen who has been at it for 8 years. Special thanks to our longest serving shelter docents: Ann Godfrey, Pam Weiner, Phoebe Waugh, Connie Pepin, Susan Dean.