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 .
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
Vegetable Gardening in Small Spaces
Vegetable/Herb Gardening in Small Spaces – Jeff “The Plant Guy” will discuss how to utilize small spaces for vegetable/herb gardening and how to get the most out of those spaces.
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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 something you’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
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, April 21, 2021
Pesticides: We Can Live Without Them
Speakler Alicea Charamut is Executive Director of Rivers Alliance--a state-wide environmental non -profit focusing on clean water issue and aquatic-- and Co-Chair of the Water Planning Council Advisory Group She will discuss the latest information on pesticide use and ways landscaping and gardening can protect our precious water supply.
Wednesday, May 19, 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, 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.