Programs for 2018
The following programs are offered primarily for our members, and are held in conjunction with our monthly business meeting and a light buffet meal; however, non-members are welcome to attend as guests. If an event interests you, and you would like to attend, please get in touch and we will provide location and other details. This enables you to choose whether you wish to come for the program only, or also for the members’ meeting, and permits us to ensure that our catering is adequate to the number of participants. Additional details of each presentation may be provided as the date approaches, so please check back.
February 27, 12 noon
Creating a Miniature Garden Terrarium
This will be a hands-on workshop led by Nancy Ballek McKinnon.
March 20, 6pm
Noah’s Ark: Saving What We can While We Can
Speaker: Mark Seth Lender
April 24, 6pm
Succession of Bloom Planting
Speaker: Carrie Wilcox
July 17, 6pm
Singing Leaves:The Songs & Stories of Crickets and Katydids
Speaker: John Himmelman
August 21, 6pm
Old Garden Roses
Speaker: Mirjana Toyn
September 18, noon
Drought Tolerant Gardening and Landscaping
Speaker: Warren Leach
Programs for the Community
The programs and events below are open to anyone who is interested in attending. Feel free to just show up, unless specified. Always feel free to contact us with questions.
March 2, 7pm Wheeler Library
“Hometown Habitat: Stories of Bringing Nature Home”
A free public screening of a 90-minute environmental documentary, co-sponsored by Wheeler Library. This film, based on the influential book by Douglas Tallamy, illustrates how and why native plants are critical to the vitality and survival of ecosystems, with real-life examples and lessons that you can apply to your own backyard. Join us, and invite your friends and neighbors, too.
May 12, 9am-1pm, North Stonington Elementary School
Annual Plant and Seedling Sale
Join us at North Stonington Elementary School, Route 2, North Stonington to stock your garden with perennials, annuals, herbs, and vegetables, and to shop for garden features and affordable and unique Mothers’ Day gifts. Feel free to bring your own garden cart or wagon so that you can load up on everything your heart desires! More info on our Annual Plant Sale