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

 

During normal times, guests are welcome at all meetings except for those specifically restricted to members.  Meetings are held in the evening at the Cheshire Senior Center.   There is a guest fee of $5.00, which is deducted from the initial membership fee if you decide to join the Club.

 

Meetings for the 2020-21 session will be conducted via Zoom, with meetings beginning at 7:00 PM.  Guest fees will be waived.  If you would like to join one of our Zoom meetings, please contact our Membership Chairperson Pat Archibaldald at parchibald459@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, September 12 (Rain date September 19)

2020-21 Kick-Off Picnic and Houseplant Auction

We will be conducting our first meeting of the year outdoors so we have an opportunity to meet in person while practicing social distancing.  Facemasks are requried.    We will conduct a short business meeting and then hold our annual house plant auction.  There will be plenty of time to visit and enjoy food, friends and plants.  Please join us for a fun afternoon. BYO Food, drinks and chairs.  12:00-3:00.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 

Sound Gardening Practices

Vinnie Simeone, horticulturist, lecturer and garden writer, will discuss sound gardening practices including siting,  planting techniques and proper watering, pruning, fertilizing, and mulching. Learning the right techniques will help you grow a beautiful and healthy garden and ensure the success of both old and new plantings. This program will offer basic and advanced information to help you maintain your landscape.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 

Winter Seed Propagation

 Jim Sirch, Education Coordinator at Yale Peabody Museum,  will discuss different seed germination strategies and show examples.  He will go over the proper containers to use, how to prepare your containers, how to overwinter your seeds and also provide a package of different, mostly native seeds.  We will make arrangements for members to pick up seeds locally. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2021 

Climate Change-How it Effects Your Plantings, both Ornamental and Edible

Our speaker is meterologist Art Horn,  a professor of meteorology, a former weatherman and a climate change expert.  He will discuss how climate change effects our spaces and what forces cause climate change with detailed insight not seen or heard in the media.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 

Member Favorites

We will be doing a Zoom presentation of our member’s favorite house plant or design.  Members will submit their favorite house plant and information about the plant and why they like it.  If you don’t have a favorite house plant, you can submit your favorite design.  This can be somethingOuryou’re created or something someone else made.  Tell us about it and why you like it.  Jean LeVasseur will coordinate this event, similar to what we did in June, where the information is submitted to Jean prior to the meeting and she will put together a PowerPoint presentation.  Then at the meeting, each member can discuss their submission. 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 

Create a Spring Design

 Our own Tony Poitras will guide us through the creation of a spring design.  All materials will be provided by the club and will need to picked up prior to the meeting.  He will demonstrate the design and principles and then assist us as we do our own.  Feel free to ask questions as you create your own design for your home. 

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 

Pesticides:  We Can Live Without Them

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

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 

Perennial Care and Propagation

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

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 

Field & Farm to Table

Talented floral arranger 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.