Founded in 1964, our club has set out with these objectives in mind:
To promote interest in horticulture.
To increase knowledge of artistic use of plant materials.
To further the conservation of natural resources.
To encourage and assist in civic projects.
Meetings: General Meetings are held at the Senior Center within the Newtown Community Center on the Fairfield Hills campus, at 8 Simpson Street Newtown. Business meetings begin at 6:00 followed by a program. Programs start at 7:00 p.m. and are open and free to the public.
UPCOMING~PROGRAMS 2021 -2022
ROGRAMS SCHEDULED FOR THE YEAR
SEPTEMBER - "Pollinators and the Plants they Love" Holly Kocet
"The Pollinatior Pathway" Mary Wilson
OCTOBER - "Putting the Garden to Bed in Fall"
Michele MacKinnon will present - gentle methods of fall maintenance that safegard pollinators and soil quality
NOVEMBER - "Wood boring insects, demystified"
Mark Kokinchak will explain - why they attack trees, how you might prevent their attack and what if anything can be done about it.
DECEMBER & JANUARY - no general meetings held
FEBRUARY - To be Announced
MARCH - "The Healing Powers of Herbs"
Andrea Candee explores nature's pharmacy, providing a natural and effective alternative to antibiotics and over-the-counter medications.
APRIL - "Container Garden Design Tips and Trends"
Michele MacKinnon will catch us up on new container products,and plant options.
MAY - "How To Keep You Fit and Increase Brain Power Through Gardening"
Join Sean Fitzpatrick for a movement class to help prepare your body for the motions you need for gardening.