Down to Earth Garden Club, South Windsor, CT

 Meetings,  Programs  & Activities

General Meetings:       

Anyone interested in plant or garden information and education is welcome to attend. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday at the Avery Street Christian Reformed Church, 661 Avery Street, South Windsor, CT at 7 pm, unless stated otherwise.  Light refreshments are served. Please join us!



DATE:                          SEPTEMBER 13, 2017

TIME:                           6:00 PM - PotLuck Dinner, 7:00 PM - Speaker

PLACE:                       Avery Street Christian Reformed Church

SPEAKER:                  Barb Scala,  certified master gardener, and author of Sanity Savers:Tips for Women                                        to Live a Balanced Life.

TOPIC:                        "Edible Gardens"

TOPIC SUMMARY:     The more we eat delicious and flavorful foods good for our bodies, minds and spirit and                                              good for the earth, the more we feel satisfied, healthy and balanced from the inside out.

* Bring a potluck dish to share with the bounty of the season. 


DATE:                          OCTOBER 11, 2017

TIME:                           7:00 PM

PLACE:                       South Windsor Public Library, 1550 Sullivan Ave, South Windsor, CT 06074

SPEAKER:                  Lea Anne Moran, master gardener and has tended the gardens at Hill-Stead                                          Museum since 2008 first as a volunteer then as the Garden Manager.  

TOPIC:                        "Photographing Your Garden:  Getting the Best Shot"

TOPIC SUMMARY:      Learn some of the basics and get some tips to help you take better photographs of                               your garden. You might be surprised at how this will help improve your garden. She has had photographs published in the Simsbury Bank calendar and has shown her work locally. Her photos have been published in various newsletters and websites (for Simsbury Garden Club, CT Horticultural Society) and on the Hill-Stead website. Currently, she is working on a blog that tells others about interesting places to photograph in CT (     


 DATE:                            NOVEMBER 8, 2017

TIME:                             7:00 PM

PLACE:                          Avery Street Christian Reformed Church

SPEAKER:                     Michael Dietz,  UConn Center for Land Use

TOPIC:                       Drought Management / Water Conservation

TOPIC SUMMARY:        Discussion on protecting our surface waters.


                                      DECEMBER - NO MEETING. ENJOY THE HOLIDAYS!


DATE:                           JANUARY 10, 2018

TIME:                            6:00 PM - Potluck Dinner, 7:00 PM - Discussion

PLACE:                         Avery Street Christian Reformed Church

SPEAKER:                    Michele Lipe, South Windsor Director of Planning                                       

DISCUSSION:               Michele will brief us on her role in our town government and answer questions.

                                                  Bring a potluck dish to share


DATE:                             FEBRUARY 14, 2018 

TIME:                              7:00 PM

PLACE:                          South Windsor Public Library, 1550 Sullivan Ave, South Windsor, CT 06074  

SPEAKER:                     Michael Wojtech,

TOPIC:                           Bark - A Field Guide to Trees of New England

TOPIC SUMMARY:        Many people know how to identify  trees by their leaves, but what about when those leaves have fallen?


DATE:                           MARCH  14, 2018       

TIME:                            7:00 PM    

PLACE:                         Avery Street Christian Reformed Church  

SPEAKER:                   Marjorie SchnerrPresident of the CT Dahlia Society    

TOPIC:                          Dahlia Blooms

TOPIC SUMMARY:      Marjorie will discuss growing, fertilizing, pest control, general care, propagating, dividing and over wintering dahlias.  


DATE:                           APRIL 18, 2018 ( Please note date change)

TIME:                            7:00 PM

PLACE:                        Wood Memorial Library, 783 Main Street, South Windsor

SPEAKER:                   Patricia Klindienst, author, teacher, scholar, and public speaker.

TOPIC:                          "The Earth Knows My Name"

TOPIC SUMMARY:      She explores how making gardens and growing food helped immigrant Americans and ethnic families maintain and transmit their cultural heritage while they put down roots in American soil.

Co-Sponsored by Down to Earth Garden Club, Wood Memorial Library & Museum and the FOOD Alliance



DATE:                           MAY 9, 2018  

TIME:                            7:00 PM

PLACE:                        Avery Street Christian Reformed Church

SPEAKER:                   John Himmelman,  Co-founder of CT Butterfly Association.  He has been an author                                       for about 30 years with over 75 books, many of which are  children’s books.

TOPIC:                          Butterflies, Moths, Plants, and Creating Habitats

TOPIC SUMMARY:                   Learn about butterflies and moths and how to attract them to your garden. 



JUNE 10, 2018  - Pathways and Blooms" Garden Tour and Plant Sale


JUNE , 2018 -  BANQUET : For Members and  their guests, 



                                                               Come grow with us!