2023 Program & Activity
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Over the weekend of May 13-14, GGC member, Jane Verdrager, divided and sold some of her gorgeous perennials to neighbors in her community, with all the proceeds going to our garden club.
Although she only charged a dollar or two for each plant, Jane reported that many people donated extra, so Jane ended up making a total of $127.00 for the club.
WOW! Thank you Jane!
Twenty-four club members went on a field trip to Jenny Cooke's private garden in Lyme, New Hampshire. Program Chair Emma Kalaidjian planned the whole event and everything from carpooling to Lyme, to the perfect weather, to talking with Jenny about her wonderful garden, and to the lovely lunch at Stella's ran as smooth as silk. Thank you Emma, and thanks also to all the GGC folks for coming!
Pictured to the right, our hostess, Jenny Cooke, chats with GGC member Sharon in front of Jenny's stone garden birds. Pictured below from left to right are GGC members Julie, Jane A, Deborah, Martha, Marcia, Sue, Maryellen, Janie, Marty, Nancy M, Jane V, Jim, Nancy Mc, Michele, Michael, Susan, Jeanne, Barb, Karen, Jenny Cooke, Sharon, Kathy, Emma, and Diane.
For the first time in its brief 3-year history, the 2023 Clean Up Day had gorgeous weather which made picking up trash that much more pleasant. Fifty-four wonderful volunteers collected more than 65 bags of trash. The lesson learned from everyone is that there’s tons more trash out there than at first glance. A great big thank you to Diane Bilotta who presented the idea of a cleanup to the club and who has spearheaded it every year. And another shout out to the fabulous volunteers.
The Grantham Garden Club started off the new year on January 13th by hosting its first, in person, general meeting at the Town Hall since March 2020. Forty people traveled to the Town Hall despite the rainy, slushy weather and another 25 joined in on Zoom for our first-ever hybrid meeting. Thanks to all who attended and participated in our first 2023 meeting and to our guest speaker who provided the inspiration to do more to help pollinators. Dr. Erin Zagadailov provided us with many ways to make gardens and yards more pollinator friendly.
Read more about the Lady Grantham Apiary in Terri Munson's blog.