“From the earth we come, to the earth we return, in between we garden!”
Monday, March 4 at 7pm
At the home of Ann Marie Bielenin
Monday, March 18 at 6:30pm
Sharon Adult Center
Program: “Rain Gardens - In your yards and around town”
Speaker: Nancy Fyler of Neponset River Watershed Association
Nancy Fyler, Sharon resident, Outreach Director at NRWA, and founding member of Sustainable Sharon will enlighten us about rain gardens.
Hospitality: Marie Brennan-Chasin (chair)
Marion Blatchford, Karyn Freitas, Joyce Ginsberg, Theresa Kennedy, Sue Gibson, Karen Birnbaum
Table Design Workshop
Saturday, March 16 at 10am at Val's
Possible Table Design Workshops
March 23 and April 13, depending on demand, so please contact Val asap
1 Deadline for college scholarship applications
4 Back to Basics, Espousal Center, Waltham, 10:30 AM,
6 GCFM Board Meeting, 10:30 AM, Espousal Center, Waltham
12 Design Morning, Elm Bank, Wellesley, 9:30 AM –12:30 PM
13-17 Boston Flower and Garden Show
14 Gardening Consultant’s Council Board Meeting
19 Programs Workshop @ Elm Bank
27 Programs Workshop @ Tower Hill
26 Horticulture Morning, 10:30 AM
Annual Daffodil Drive- order forms coming soon!
All members are encouraged to support the annual Daffodil Drive by purchasing a bag of bulbs to plant in their yard or neighborhood. Daffodil order forms will be delivered to all Sharon residents. Please support this annual SGC program and place your orders to do your part to beautify Sharon. We will be rewarded each spring with your support and participation.
“Growing your own food is like printing your own money”
Monday, April 8 at 7pm
At the home of Vicki F.
Monthly Meeting - President's Meeting
Please welcome garden club presidents from our South Eastern District
Monday, April 22 at 6:30pm
Sharon Adult Center
Program:“Cooking and Gardening with Herbs”
Speaker: Liz Barbour of Creative Feast
Discussion and slide presentation on herb gardens and how you can use herbs as part of an edible landscape. Includes a cooking demonstration of two recipes with tastings for all.
Hospitality: Pat Simmons (chair)
Marie Martin, Brad Hawes, Beth Nathan, Deborah Mattia, Ann Healey, Sandy Jardin
3 GCFM Board Meeting, 10:30 AM, Espousal Center, Waltham
11-12 Gardening Study School, Tower Hill Botanic Gardens
15 Deadline for renewing GCFM insurance
18 SE District Spring Meeting – Coonamessett Inn, Falmouth
22 Earth Day
23 Northeastern District Annual Meeting
26 Arbor Day
27-29 Art in Bloom
29-May 2 NGC Annual Convention, Biloxi, Mississippi
“We can complain because roses have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”
Sharon Green Day - we have a table!
May 4 at the high school
Monday, May 6 at 7pm
At the home of Marie Martin
Annual Plant Sale - May 18 - First Congregational Church
ALL MEMBERS ARE EXPECTED TO PARTICIPATE!
Watch your email for updates and opportunities to volunteer before, during, and after the sale.
Monthly Meeting ~ Annual Dinner Meeting
Monday, May 20 at 6:30pm
Sharon Adult Center
Program: “Roses for New England”
Speaker: Mike and Angelina Chute of RoseSolutions
This program specifically addresses the merits and challenges of rose gardening in New England. Novice rose gardeners will find everything they need to know to successfully grow roses and experienced gardeners will utilize this program as a ready reference to enable them to grow better roses.
Hospitality: Carolyn Appelman (chair)
Vicki Farinella, Marge Drake, Marcia Bridgeman, Liz Siemiatkaska, Sheila Horwitz, Jennifer Volpe
1 Deadline for club membership dues & for applying for Goldberg Award & Helen DeOrsay Freidberg Scholarship
8 GCFM Board meeting, 10:30 AM Espousal Center, Waltham
14 South Shore District Annual Meeting, 8 AM -2 PM, Marshfield Fair Grounds
21 Horticulture Morning, 10:30 AM
“And what is it to work with love? …It is to sow seeds with tenderness and reap the harvest with joy…”
Monday, June 3 at 7 p.m.
At the home of Pat Simmons
Walkabouts are a free, fun and informative forum in a varitey of members' gardens that allow for an exchange of gardening knowledge, philosophy and inspiration. Watch your email during the summer months for our schedule.
2-8 National Garden Week
5 GCFM Annual Meeting new officers
10 Gardening Consultant’s Council Annual Meeting
12 GCFM Board meeting, 10:30 AM Espousal Center, Waltham
15 Deadline for Yearbook Directory Information, Clubs, Councils
July and August 2018
Remember these fun, community-building summer activities…
Drop off cut flowers Thursday afternoon or evening Help on Friday morning at Wingate Contact Susan Nicholas to help with this activity!
- Summer Walkabouts - schedules will be sent in email.
- Garden Therapy at Wingate Healthcare Center is every Friday morning throughout the year. The program is designed to have residents arrange flowers that will be displayed in rooms and common areas. Flowers are donated by Club members and a local grocery store. Our Club leads this activity and relies on our members to:
- Civic Beautification - Our Club relies on members to maintain gardens around the center of Sharon. Many hands make light work! Contact Sharon Steih or Pat Doherty to help out and watch for emails though out the summer months.
- Potential Field Trip:
Interested in a trip to the Annual Hydrangea Festival at the Heritage Museum in Sandwich? Festival Dates are July 12-21. 2019. More details to come on dates and carpooling!
- ENJOY AND SHARE YOUR GARDENS!