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Meetings are held the
                            
Green Mountain Chapel     
480 Western Avenue
Brattleboro, VT 05301  
Map/Directions
Second Monday of each month,
     
        
 
NO meetings in January & February


May 8Organic Gardening/ Preparing your garden    Presenter:  Cassie Freese,  Activity: Garden Lights, Carlene McCarty

Yes, we all have prepared our gardens for the growing season.  Whether we focus on vegetable gardens or flowers gardens we are faced with the challenge of  “getting it right” .  When factoring in a  desire to be as organically-minded as possible and as kind to the environment as possible, we can benefit from new tips, guidelines, and information.  Club member Cassie Freese will share with us her insight on organic gardening.   Following Cassie’s program, club member Carlene Mc Carty will lead those who are interested in making garden lights.  Supplies will be provided.

Hostesses: Fran Jerard, Libby Lafland

Place/Time:  Green Mountain Chapel 6PM

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May 20 - Plant Sale

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June 12- Miniatures- Jil MacMenamin and Karen Davis

Club members Jil MacMenamin and Karen Davis will share with the club their enthusiasm for miniature plants .  As part of their informational program on miniatures Jil and Karen will instruct club members on how  to make their own mini-greenhouse.

Place/Time:  Green Mountain Chapel 6PM

  Hostesses:  Frankie Knibb, Ann Wright-Parsons

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July 10-  Garden Tours-

The annual July garden tour is always a popular event.  It is always a joy to see the gardens that have been created by our members.  In a way, these tours should be called “secret garden tours” because these gardens are frequently hidden from public view, and each tour is opened only to club members. After touring each garden the club will enjoy refreshments in one garden’s setting. This year  Ann Newsmith and Cheryl Wilfong have volunteered to share their gardens!  Refreshments will be served following the tour at one of the gardens..

Hostesses: Rene Brewer- Durkee, Lynn Billington

Place/ Time:  Meet at the Green Mountain Chapel at 5:30 to carpool.

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August 14- Trip to Bridge of Flowers, MA.  NOTE TIME CHANGE- AFTERNOON MEETING!

Often the heat of August hints that it is too hot, humid, or tiring to enjoy a garden. The solution to that problem is a trip to the renowned Bridge of Flowers.  Club members will meet in the afternoon    ( time TBD) at the Green Mountain Chapel to carpool to The Bridge of Flowers.  Get ready to be impressed! 

Trip Leaders:  Lynn Kuralt and Cassie Freese

Place/ Time:  Meet at Green Mountain Chapel to carpool, time: TBA

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September 11- Scott Farm,   

Date:         Monday, September 11, 2017

Location:  Scott Farm   http://scottfarmvermont.com  707 Kipling Road, Brattleboro, VT 
Time:        11:30am  

                What is more symbolic of Vermont in September than visions of a beautiful apple orchard?  Not only will club members get to visit the orchards at Scott Farm, apple tasting will be available!  Various varieties of apples will be discussed and sampled.  Additionally, Scott Farm  personnel will explain and illustrate different techniques used in creating dry stone walls- another Vermont landscape icon.  Kelly Carlin of Scott Farm will be the instructor. Picnic facilities are available for our refreshment time. Reservations are a must for this special program.    There will be a fee attached to this program. Time- TBD

                Hostesses: Judy Wagenbach, Carlene McCarty, Nancy Long

                Place/ Time:  11:00 am Meet at Green Mountain Chapel to carpool.  

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October 9Souper Supper   Organizers:  Carlene McCarty and Lynne Kennedy.  Program Presenter:  Mary Heninger

                The annual Souper Supper is a time to enjoy autumnal themed food, especially soups.  The meeting room will be set with table cloths and participants are asked to bring their own place setting for the table plate/bowl/cup/glass/silverware) and a small flower arrangement for her place setting.  The hostesses will contact participants to co-ordinate the food.  Following the great food and  great conversation club member Mary Heninger will present her program on “The sex lives of ferns and mosses.”  Mary promises that the program will be” like nothing we have heard before.”

Place/Time:  Green Mountain Chapel 6PM

Hostesses: Carlene McCarty, Lynne Kennedy

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November 13- Greens Galore -  Organizers:  Judy Wagenbach and Carlene McCarty

                This popular evening is the ideal way to expand creativity and get in a wintry, holiday  mood.  Fresh greens will be provided for club members to use in the creation of wreaths, swags, and centerpieces.  Participants should bring  gloves, clippers, and a paddle of green wire.  Wreath forms will be available at the meeting.

Hostesses: Meg Harriman, Rene Brewer-Durkee

Place/Time:   Green Mountain Chapel   6PM

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December 11Double Play!    Presenters:  Cheryl Wilfong and Jill Stahl-Tyler

Club member Cheryl Wilfong will present a program on the ever popular Christmas Cactus and Cyclamen.    Then, club member  Jill Stahl-Tyler will present the 2017 version of the popular “Whose garden is this?” Jil will present slides showing gardens of club members, Guessing to whom the garden belongs is part of the fun!  Questions about certain plants, growing conditions, problems and solutions frequently arise which all help to make this program instructional as well as aesthetically pleasing!

Place/Time:  Green Mountain Chapel 6 PM

Hostesses:   Ann Wright- Parsons, Grace Amidon

Holiday Party TBD


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Date:         Saturday January 28, 2017

Location:  American Legion Post #5, Brattleboro, 
Time:         5:30-7:30 PM 
Please join our president Judy Wagenbach at the STONE SOUP SOCIAL, where we can "talk up"  the Garden Club.  
Soup will be provided.  Judy will be manning a Garden Club Table and would love some company.