If you are interested in joining our club, please attend a meeting

 

Guests are welcome at all meetings except for those specifically restricted to members. Unless otherwise noted, meetings are held at the Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Avenue, Cheshire. Refreshments are available at 7:00 PM; our program begins at 7:30.  There is a suggested fee of $5.00 for non-members.  This fee is deducted from the initial membership fee if you decide to join our club.

 

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019 – Open to the Public

 

Herbs & Kitchen Gardens 

Donna Katsuranis is an Interfaith Minister and an Advanced Master Gardener who lives and gardens in Brookfield CT.

Pot Luck Dinner 

Potluck Dinner starts at 6:30 P.M. Bring your specialty dish and start the year off with good food, friends, and flowers. Remember to bring flowers and vegetables from your garden for center pieces and horticulture points.  Please remember that everyone should help with clean-up.


 

 

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (4th Wednesday)– Open to the Public 

 

Plant Auction

Club members will donate house plants which are auctioned to the highest bidder.  Join fellow club members for a fun and interesting evening.

 

Hospitality:  Margaret Bercovitz (Lead),  Barbara Masiulis, Tony Poitras, Lucy Smegielski, Ann Stein, Patty Wright

 


 

Wednesday, November 20, 2019– Open to the Public

 

Organic Gardening with Native Plants

Nancy DuBrule-Clemente is the owner of Natureworks Horticultural Services, an organic garden center in Northford, CT.  She will present organic gardening with native plants to create “friendly” habitats for birds, butterflies, bees and beneficial insects.

 

Hospitality:  Maria Colacrai (Lead), Sheila Bertini, Donna DelGobbo, Mary Ellen Morgan, Lucinda Perry, Bob Santin, Barbara Zaniewski

 

 

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - Open to the Public

Snow Date:  January 22, 2020

 

Ways to Attract Birds in Connecticut

Birding expert Steve Broker  will  focus on the diversity of birds in CT, habitat use, and the ways in which one can enjoy birds and participate in citizen science research on birds in the state.  Steve has worked in science education in Connecticut for 45 years, is past president of the Connecticut Ornithological Association, and has compiled the results of the Connecticut Christmas Bird Count for the past 33 years.   

 

Hospitality:  Signian McGeary (Lead),  Pat Archibald,  Susan Dillman, Ginni Donovan, Jeanne LeVasseur, Nancy Sewitch 

 

 

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - Open to the Public

Snow Date:  February 26, 2020

 

Landscape Design Principles

Amy Sampson is the founder of AES Landscape Design.  She is currently the Landscape Design Instructor for the Connecticut Nursery and Landscape Association’s Annual Accreditation Program.

 

Hospitality:  Alberta Valerio (Lead), Kris Archambault, Linda Broker, Lisa Cocco, Cindy Hupper, Karen Piedescalzo

 

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – Members Only

Snow Date:  March 25, 2020

 

Hello Spring!

Hospice Garden Therapy co-chairs Tony Poitras and Susan Dillman will share techniques for creating cheerful spring-themed  floral arrangements.  Each member will make two small arrangements, one to keep and one that will be given to a patient at Connecticut Hospice or a local convalescent home the following day.

 

Hospitality:  Jessica Fischer (Lead), Lisa Giugno, Mary Helming, Elizabeth Morin, Cybil Ryan, Youy Torok

 

 

 

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 - Open to the Public

 

Pesticides:  We Can Live Without Them

Alicea Charamut is Executive Director of Rivers Alliance and Co-Chair of the Water Planning Council Advisory Group

 

Hospitality:  Marion Virello (Lead), Linda Buckley, Joanna Giddings, Marianne Goldberg, Eric Peele, Cathy Trussell 

 

 

 

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - Open to the Public

 

Perennial Care and Propigation

Adam Wheeler, from Broken Arrow Nursery, is the Woody Container & Horticulture Manager. His responsibilities include plant propagation and acquiring and developing new plants.

 

Hospitality:  Jean LeVasseur (Lead), Tom Lewoc, Carol Lewoc, Elner Morrell, Deb Poach, Mary Sullivan

 

 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - Open to the Public

 

Field & Farm to Table

Heather Potter will demonstrate captivating designs that boast the best in local produce paired with the finest in flora.  Year-End member awards will be presented at this meeting.

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Hospitality:  Joanna Giddings (Lead), Rita Giannotti, Valerie Joyce, Eric Peele, Deb Rutter, Roberta Solimene