The Down to Earth Garden Club was founded in September 1973 and two of the original founding members are still active with the club. Club members include both men and women, with ages ranging from the 20's to the 80's. Gardening expertise among members ranges from beginner to life-long gardener and from flower gardening to vegetable growing. There are a number of Certified Master Gardeners and Advanced Master Gardeners in our club who willingly share their knowledge in helping us solve problems in our own gardens.
Club members designed and maintain the garden at the entrance to Nevers Road Park, the Butterfly Garden next to the Park's main parking lot, the Sensory Garden at "My Friend's Place" Boundless Playground on Nevers Road and the Ann Masi Memorial Garden at Wood Memorial Library.
Garden Club meetings are on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from September through May except December. Meetings begin at 7:00 PM and are held at the Avery Street Christian Reformed Church, 661 Avery Street, South Winsdor, CT, unless otherwise specified. Meetings are open to the general public, and visitors are always welcome. Our programs typically feature experts in various aspects of gardening, usually with an emphasis on environmentally friendly approaches to gardening and lawn care.
Foster Family Farm Greenhouse* and Juknis Farms Greenhouse are offering club members a 10 % discount on purchases when you mention your club membership. Show your support for these retailers when you are doing your spring and summer planting. Our thanks to both businesses for their ongoing support for the Down to Earth Garden Club.
*Spring discount only