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Programs 2000s



March 21 - Invasive Plants, (and potluck lunch)

April 18 - New Ideas for Container Gardening, (presented by Andrew Knafel, Clear Brook Farm)

May 16 - Share a Taste (lunch and visual presentation)

August 15 - Field Trip to The Marsh Billings Rockefeller Gardens in Woodstock, Vermont

September 19 - Our 50th Anniversary Celebration (Betty Markey will highlight five decades of accomplishment; tea/cake at the Arlington Inn)

October 17 - Barn Restoration, (and potluck supper)

November 14 - Making Boxwood Trees


March 20 - “NJABOT”, (a mystery program presented by Jim White, Forester)

April 17 - Peony Power, (Bill Countryman, Countryman Peony Farm, Northfield)

May 19 - Making Terrariums with the Junior Girl Scouts

May 22 - Garden Pests and Predators

June 19 - Touring the Labyrinth, Not Your Ordinary Backyard Garden

July 17 - Alice and Angie Higuera’s Gigantic Cutting Gardens, (in Manchester Center; and flower arrangements in unusual containers)

August 14 - Field Trip to The Hope Cemetery in Barre, Vermont; Lunch at The Vermont Culinary Institute; Field Trip to Union College in Schenectady, New York, with Tours of the Botanical and Formal Gardens

September 18 - Putting the Garden to Bed, (Mettowee Mill Nursery)

October 16 - Turkey Talk, (VINS, plus potluck supper)

November 13 - Christmas Table Decorations


March 19 - “NJABOT”, (a mystery program presented by Jim White, Forester)

April 16 - The Kindest Cut, (pruning tips and techniques with Laura McDermott of Cornell University Extension Service)

May 21 - Hot Roses for a Cold Climate

June 18 - Flower Arranging Demonstration with Valerie Cleary

July 16 - Cooking with Herbs

September 17 - Plants for Ponds and Water Gardens

October 15 - Beth Bidwell with Live Birds of Prey, (and potluck supper)

October 27 - Pumpkins on Parade, (hand carved pumpkins, illuminated and displayed on the cemetery wall; cash prizes will be awarded for the top three winners. Refreshments will be served, the contest is open to everyone)

November 18 - Field Trip to GardenWorks in Salem, New York, (meeting and holiday decoration workshop, followed by lunch at The Bunker Hill Inn)


March 18 - The Gardens of Giverney, (and potluck lunch)

April 15 - In with Natives, Out with Invasives: How, Where, When, and Why to Garden with Native, (Murray McHugh, Nature Conservancy)

May 20 - Summer Entertaining in the Garden, (please bring guests to this festive and informative program)

June 17-18 - Overnight Trip to the Montreal Botanical Gardens

July 15 - Hats Off to Flowers, (wear a hat, hat forms supplied, participants should bring their own flowers)

August 19 - Plant Exchange, (bring perennials and other plants from your garden; label species, color, soil and sun needs)

September 16 - Open Meeting, The Art of the Stone Wall, (and potluck supper)

October 15 - Designing Landscapes for Historic and Period Homes, (a joint program with the Manchester Garden Club)

November 18 - A Holiday Greens Workshop

(Pumpkins on Parade continues...)


March 16 - River Gardening, (and potluck lunch)

April 20 - Olallie Daylily Gardens

September 21 - Open Meeting, Raptors, (VINS, following a potluck dinner)

October 11 - Hearty Ornamentals, (a joint meeting of the southern district clubs)

November 16 - Collecting Begonias in Indonesia and Growing Them in Bennington, (Dr. Mary Fuqua, New England Tropical Conservatory)


March 15 - The Right Way to Plant a Tree, (with Jim White, and potluck lunch)

April 19 - Freshen Up Your Garden for Spring

May 17 - A Garden for All Seasons

June 21 - Learning How to Use Your Flower Garden for Healing, (with Edna Meyer of Edna’s Garden)


March 21 - Flow, Texture and Color in the Landscape

April 18 - Propagating Plants for Dried Flower Arrangements

May 16 - Attracting Birds/Butterflies to the Garden, (Peter Coridino, VINS)

July 18 - The Boswell Trail, (with photographer Christie Nevis, SVAC)

August 15 - Cooking from a Cook’s Garden, (with author Ellen Ogden)

September 19 - Mushrooms: Identifying Medicinal, Herbal, Edible; (following a potluck dinner)

October 18 - Blueprint for the Holidays, (a joint meeting of the southern district clubs at The Equinox Hotel)


March 20 - Pruning Shrubs and Small Trees, (plus potluck luncheon)

April 17 - Your House, Your Garden - Foolproof Approach to Good Garden Design, (author Gordon Hayward, a joint program with Bennington Garden Club)

May 15 - Orchids, (at The Inn at Weston)

July 17 - Identifying Trees, (with Nathan Fice, Forester at Lake Shaftsbury State Park. Bring a brown bag lunch and your Green Mountain Passport.)

August 4 - Field Trip to Berkshire Botanical Garden, Stockbridge, MA

September 18 - Stone Walls, Open Meeting, (following a potluck dinner)

October 16 - Battenkill Conservation and Restoration, with Cynthia Browning


March 18 - Preparation and Planning of a Perennial Bed, (with Paul Morgan,

of Morgan Mountain Organic Gardeners, following a potluck luncheon)

April 15 - Identifying and Preventing Insects in the Garden, (with Trish Hanson, Entomologist, Vermont Forestry Division)

September 16 - Open Meeting, Bears: Black Bear Bonanza, (with Rick LaDue, VINS; following a potluck dinner)

September 23 - A Bird Walk to Identify, (Randy Schmidt, Vermont Bird Place)

October 21 - Care and Maintenance of Houseplants, (with Jennifer Casey of Equinox Valley Nursery)

November 18 - Buried Treasures of the Taconic and Green Mountains, with Ken Nicholson


March 17 - Making an English Garden Planter, (with Donna Anderson, of

Mettowee Valley Nursery, following a potluck luncheon)

April 21 - Powerhouse Perennials for Northern Gardens

May 19 - A Mass Design Demonstration, (by Valerie Cleary, Vermont State Flower Show Judge; workshop: bring knife, container and clippings)

June 16 - The ABC’s of Lilacs

July 14 - Flower Arranging Demonstration, (by Peggy Brockett, florist from The Lily of the Valley)

September 15 - Open Meeting; The Vermont All Season Color Garden, (Steve Bazin, Garden Arts Custom Landscape. A potluck dinner at 5:30, business meeting at 6:30, the community is invited for dessert at 7:00)

October 21 - A Holiday Decor Presentation (Joan Parker, Massachusetts Flower Growers award recipient; arrangements will be raffled)

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