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!

Visitors are always welcome.

 

 

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June 14, 2020

 June 2020 -

 

 

September 11, 2019

6:30 pm Evening Meal Provided

Avery Street Christian Reformed Church

Paul Finney, Owner of October Kitchen

Longevity, Nutrition and Independence

He will discuss approaches to increasing vitality and functional longevity.  By increasing good eating habits as well as personal routines that promote vitality, everyone’s chances of enjoying all of their years with more wellness increases.

 

 

October 9, 2019

7:00 pm

South Windsor Public Library

Karen Bussolini, Author, Artist, Photographer, Organic Gardener

The Unsung Season:  Gardens in Winter

Our gardens should feed our souls and give pleasure 365 days a year.  Explore the transition from fall to spring and the many possibilities for garden interest way past first frost.

 

 

November 13, 2019

7:00 pm

Avery Street Christian Reformed Church

Carolyn Callahan, Crafty Lady Who Likes Pinterest

Members Holiday Craft Session

Carolyn will lead us in a craft session that we will be able to use and enjoy over the holiday season.

 

 DECEMBER- NO MEETING. Enjoy the holidays


January 8, 2020 (SD:  January 15)

7:00 pm

Avery Street Christian Reformed Church

Bill Marshall, Dedicated Member of the DTEGC/Treasurer/Advanced Master Gardener, Master Composter

Composting and the 3 R’s:  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

We all seem to accumulate food, garden and yard waste as well as excess products in our lives.  Simple composting techniques can be applied by all.

 

 

February 15, 2020 (Saturday) (SD:  February 22)

10:00 am

Woodland Gardens, 168 Woodland St., Manchester

Pat Cannon/Melanie/Bethany/Emily

Herbs:  The Useful Plant

Beat the winter blues in the cozy greenhouse where we will sip herbal tea while listening to the various presenters share herbal recipes, talk about medicinal uses of herbs as well as other uses.

  

March 11, 2020 (SD:  March 18)

7:00 pm

South Windsor Public Library

John Root, Naturalist, NOA Certified Landscaper

Songbirds of The Northeast

A power point presentation featuring both photographs and recordings of our region’s songbirds.  Their diets, social behavior and other adaptations for survival are discussed.

 

April 8, 2020

7:00 pm

Wood Memorial Library/Ann Masi Memorial Program

Donna Katsuranis, Interfaith Minister, Advanced Master Gardener

Meditation Gardens

In this gentle presentation, we will delve into the meditative aspect of the Garden discerning what gives us the quiet renewal that we seek from our gardens and how to achieve these lofty goals. 

  

May 13, 2020

7:00 pm

Avery Street Christian Reformed Church

Dan Furman, Co-Owner of Cricket Hill Nursery in Thomaston

The World of Peonies 

This lecture covers the botany and cultivation history of the various types of peonies in China, Japan and the US.  Attendees will learn how to create a successful peony garden in New England.  

   

 

 

"Pathways and Blooms" Garden Tour and Plant sale

 Banquet for members and their guest.

 

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

                                                      

                                                               Come grow with us!    

Ellen Hoverkamp


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