Calendar of Events

Monthly meetings are held the third Monday of every month—September to June—at 7 pm, at First Congregational Church of Vernon, 695 Hartford Turnpike (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 at our meetings by finding the “Membership Chairman’s Table” and sign in as a guest!


September 19, 2022  7pm  –GIFTS FROM THE GARDEN  Members will bring for auction something made from, or picked from their own gardens.  Examples might be jams, jellies, pies, muffins, herb vinegars–auctioned by our own Ron Abrams.  A wonderful way to renew friendships, discuss the gardening season, and meet newcomers, fun for all!

October 17, 2022  7pm  –EDIBLE WILD PLANTS AND FUNGI OF AUTUMN  Karen Monger of “Three Foragers” will show us what we can discover while foraging for wild edibles in the area.

November 21, 2022 7pm –Create a  THANKSGIVING CENTERPIECE worthy of any table under the guidance of our own floral artists.  Please bring your own decorative container and snips, we will collect $10 cash from each participant for the flowers used .  Oasis will be provided, FUN!

December 12, 2022 6pmNote the earlier hour!  HOLIDAY POT-LUCK always a wonderful time, gardeners are the best cooks!!  Bring a dish to share, a non-perishable for the food bank,  and a grab-bag gift if you choose.  See you there!

January 16, 2023, at 7pm –Starting Plants from Seeds  We’ll watch a video on starting plants from seeds, then share our own experiences with seed starting….bring your tips and tricks, ideas about timing and successes.  January business meeting will follow the presentation.

March 20, 2023, at 7pm -Kevin Wilcox from  Broken Arrow Nursery in Hamden

April 17, 2023, at 7 pm -Mary-Beth Kaeser of “Horizon Wings Rehabilitation Center “ will bring some birds and tell us about her important rehabilitation efforts near-by in Ashford.

May 15, 2023, at 7 pm -Seed Starting 2.0  We will make seed strips.




Fieldtrips will be added to the calendar in a timely manner when dates and times have been established…….stay tuned!