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Meetings are held the
                            
Green Mountain Chapel     
480 Western Avenue
Brattleboro, VT 05301  
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Second Monday of each month, unless another Time/Date is listed.
    
        
 
NO formal meetings in January & February


2019 PROGRAMS

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Tick Testing    https://tickencounter.org/tick_testing

January   -  no meeting

February 3rd – Planning meeting at the Crosby House for the Executive & Committee Chairs

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March 11, 2019

Who's Garden is This?  with Jill Stahl-Tyler

Please submit photos of your 2018 gardens to Jill ASAP.  

Also please bring 2 prints of your garden photos (either 3x5 or 4x6) that you can use to make a personalized note card.  

This should be a fun activity to brighten a March night - it may bring back memories of your kindergarten days.  

Just bring 2 photo prints.  Card-stock, envelopes, glue, and scissors will be provided.
Shrub and Tree Pruning with Mary Heninger

Back by popular demand, we will review the reasons why, the when, and the how of pruning.  Mary Heninger will have some examples to demonstrate methods and her favorite tools.  If you have a potted shrub or small tree that needs pruning, bring it with you, as well as your favorite pruning tools.

Don’t let your favorite shrubs turn into this:

  • Tree & Shrub Pruning by Mary Heninger for the Brattleboro Garden Club

  • Location:          Green Mountain Chapel

  • Time:                 6:00 p.m.

  • Hostesses:        TBD

  • Horticulture/ Design:  Surviving Mud Season – anything cheerful  

  •                               A branch from an evergreen tree or shrub.

     

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April 8, 2019
Annual Garden Club Banquet at the Chesterfield Inn
Chesterfield Inn - Chesterfield, NH
Presentation by:  Allison Bell

Allison Bell will present her new book project!

Her book is about Grace Niles from Pownell, VT, author of the 1904 Orchids book.   Allison’s presentation includes slides and an amazing story about this unusual woman! 

  • Location:          Chesterfield Inn

  • Time:                 5:30  p.m. Hordeurves

  •                            6:00  p.m. Dinner

  • Hostesses:        TBD

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May 13, 2019

Floral Photography Workshop with Bill Steele 

During this month's meeting, we will be learning from Bill Steele as we fine-tune the art of photographing flowers. He will talk about the exposure triangle and some fundamental elements of close-up photography. Bring your camera or cell phone (if that's your camera) and questions as there may be time to help you figure out what all those little buttons and settings do.


Presentation by: 

Bill Steele 

  • Location:          Green Mountain Chapel

  • Time:                 

    6:00  p.m. 

  • Hostesses:        TBD

  • Horticulture/ Design:  _____

  •                               __________

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June 10, 2019

The Real Dirt, Backyard Composting with Cheryl Wilfong 
Master Composter, Master Gardener, and author of The Real Dirt on Composting

Literally down-to-earth! Figure out how to set up composting in your own backyard. Learn about the ins and outs of composting - what goes into the compost and what stays out. Determine what to do about critters in the compost. Discover some creative ways to use your compost and feel good that you can join the green planet movement by not moving any farther than your own backyard.


Presentation by: Cheryl Wilfong 
  • Location:          Green Mountain Chapel

  • Time:                 

    6:00  p.m. 

  • Hostesses:        

    Frankie K
  • Horticulture/ Design:  ________

  •                                         _________

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July 8, 2019

Annual Member Garden Tour  5:30 meet at GMC for carpooling

Three special gardens:  A Feng Shui Garden, a Meditative Garden, and a Picnic and Pool Garden will welcome members to walk among the flowers.  A potluck picnic supper and pool will be available at our last stop.

Bring your pot-luckbathing suits, and a towel!

  • Location:          Carpool at Green Mountain Chapel - then off to Three Special Gardens!

  • Time:                 

    5:30 meet in the Church/Chapel parking lot for carpooling
  • Hostesses:        Pot Luck

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August 12, 2019

Teacup Arrangements at Holton Home 

On this special evening, we will meet in the activities room at Holton Home.  Each member is encouraged to bring along a young friend or family member aged 8 or up to work with the residents creating a fresh flower arrangement in a teacup.  The finished arrangements will be placed on the dining room tables and in residents' rooms. If you have a give-away teacup, bring it along - we'll also be using some of Frankie Gibsons.

 

Presentation by:  __________
  • Location:          Holton Home

  • Time:                 

    6:00  p.m. 

  • Horticulture/ Design:  We will be making arrangements for the residents rooms!  If you have a give-a-way tea cup - please bring it. 

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September  9, 2019

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Presentation by:  __________
  • Location:          Green Mountain Chapel

  • Time:                 

    6:00  p.m. 

  • Hostesses:        TBD

  • Horticulture/ Design:  _____

  •                                         ______

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October  14, 2019 (Columbus/Indigenous Peoples' Day)

Annual Souper Supper at the Crosby House  https://www.crosbyhouse.com

Putting your Garden to Bed

Bring your own table setting (Placemat, flatware, plate, soup bowl, cup & saucer, water glass) and arrangement.  Also, bring along at least one thing you do in your garden to put it to bed for the winter season.  Let's compare notes!


Presentation by:  __________
  • Location:          Crosby House on 175 Western Ave, Brattleboro, VT

  • Time:                 

    6:00  p.m. 

  • Hostesses:        Pot Luck

  • Horticulture/ Design:  Bring your own arrangement for your place setting!  

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November  11, 2019 (Veterans Day)

Create your own Fall/Thanksgiving Table Arrangement
Presentation by:  __________
An annual, favorite activity for us all.  Be sure to bring your clippers, floral wire, and gloves.  Florist foam, flowers & greens, and some decorative items & candles will be available.  Bringing items from your fall garden to share would be great!  Please make reservations ahead so we have enough supplies!  At this meeting, any guests you bring are requested to donate $10 for their arrangement.
  • Location:          Green Mountain Chapel

  • Time:                 

    6:00  p.m. 

  • Hostesses:        TBD

  • Horticulture/ Design:  _____

  •                                          _____

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December  9, 2019

Holiday Wreaths & Swags
Presentation by:  __________
It's like being in a pine forest when you walk in the door!  We'll create wreaths and swags to decorate our homes and bring in the wonderful smells of the holidays!  Be sure to come with your gloves, florist wire, and clippers.   There will be some decorations and ribbons available or bring your own.  Please make reservations ahead so we have enough supplies!  At this meeting, any guests you bring are requested to donate $10 for their arrangement.

Hostess:  TBD

  • Location:          Green Mountain Chapel

  • Time:                 

    6:00  p.m. 

  • Hostesses:        TBD

  • Horticulture/ Design:  _____ 

  •                                          _____

     

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Have an Idea for a Presentation 
or Field Trip in 2020???

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