Monthly meetings are held the third Monday of every month-September to June-at 7 pm, at First Congregational Church of Vernon, 695 Hartford Tpke (corner of Route 30 and Center Road) in Vernon CT, 06066.
Our meetings usually begin with a speaker, then refreshments, followed by a business meeting. Guests are always welcome! Please, join us……………..
October 15, 2018, 7 pm Ticks: It’s More than Just Lyme Disease Dr Kirby Stafford, head of entomology at the CT Agricultural Experiment Station will discuss recent research on ticks and associated diseases, highlighting tick control and prevention methods.
November 19, 2018, 7 pm Create a Holiday Centerpiece VGC members will lead a workshop on centerpiece design. Everyone will take home a holiday centerpiece. Bring your own container, perhaps a hollowed-out small pumpkin. There is a $5 fee for members and $10 for non-members for materials.
December 10, 2018, 6 pm, 2nd Monday of the month Holiday Pot-Luck No business meeting, just fun! Bring a favorite dish, the recipe, a grab-bag gift ($7), a canned item for HVCC (both optional) and enjoy some holiday cheer with fellow gardeners.
January 21, 2019, 7 pm The Flora and Fauna of the Galapagos Islands Sandy Justin, our world traveler, will discuss in a slide presentation the history, geography, plant and animal life she found on her recent trip to Machu-Pichu and the Galapagos Islands. Come for an adventure!
February 18, 2019, 7 pm Container Gardening: Unusual Pots, Vertical Spaces and Shade Design-Panel Discussion A short video will showcase the many possibilities of container gardening using recycled items to create an interesting arrangement. A panel discussion will follow, discussing our experiences w/container gardens. Bring your questions!
February 21-23, 2019 Connecticut Flower and Garden Show at the Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford, CT (http://ctflowershow.com)
March 18, 2019, 7 pm Cruising Down the River Jon Roe, local resident and historian extraordinaire will take us on a power-point trip down the Tankeroosen River through familiar and not-so-familiar areas of our beautiful historic scenic areas around the Tankeroosen River. Bring your paddle………… http://tankerhoosen.info/
April 15, 2019, 7 pm Fun Facts About Beekeeping Vernon Garden Club members, Marcie Lavoie and Tom Kaminski, are amateur beekeepers! They will share their beekeeping history and saga with us. Come learn about their most fascinating hobby!
May 11, 2019, 8-10:30 am, Vernon Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale Our only fund-raiser, held at Vernon Middle School Parking Lot, on Route 30. Members are asked to bring 10 or more potted plants, clearly labeled, on the day of the sale. Please, deliver plants between 7-7:45 am, and come at your scheduled time to help! Rain date is May 18–same time and place. If you are unable to donate plants, please contribute $25. Questions???? Call Betty
May 20, 2019, 7pm Eastern Coyotes in Connecticut Paul Colburn, Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist with DEEP, will do a power-point presentation of the history, habitat, diet, and behaviors of these beautiful Conecticut inhabitants, along with some practical recommendations for co-existing with them. Bring questions!https://paulcmwcpinct.wixsite.com/mwcinfo
June 17, 2019, 6 pm Annual Picnic and Installation of Officers for 2019-20 Celebrate the gardening season with friends, sign-up for next year’s committees and work in our public gardens. Grow friendships and meet our scholarship winner! Please bring a dsh–with the recipe–and your check for annual dues ($25, $35 family), clearly labeled with name, address, and phone numbers, noting any changes.
Fieldtrips will be added to the calendar in a timely manner when dates and times have been established…….stay tuned!