SCHEDULE

~ September 2022 to June 2023 ~

Board Meetings are held at

Harvard Congregational Church in the Parish Hall, 5 Still River Road.

Regular meetings are usually held at

Holy Trinity Parish St. Theresa's Church at 15 Still River Road.

Meetings begin at 9:30am

unless otherwise noted. 

Masks are strongly encouraged.

Brunch is usually served from 9:30am until 10:15am.

(Not in the year 2022 - 2023)

Meetings are cancelled if Harvard Public Schools are closed.

Nature Walks take place on area conservation lands. They are tentatively planned for Thursdays, with time varying seasonally. More information will be available the week before the walk.

We hope to visit all the conservation lands with trails this year.

September 

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Meeting Date:  September 26

101 South Shaker Road

ORGANIC GARDENING

Charlotte Vallaeys

Organic Expert at General Mills

9:30am

Charlotte is the Organic Expert at General Mills, one of the largest manufacturers of certified organic foods (with brands like Annie's, Cascadian Farm and Muir Glen). As the impacts of industrialized agriculture on planetary health are becoming increasingly clear and hard to ignore, General Mills remains committed to supporting organic farmers and is also advancing regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres. Regenerative organic agriculture is about fostering and harnessing ecological processes to produce abundant and healthy food, by working with Nature rather than attempting to overcome it with intensive practices, chemicals and other external inputs. Charlotte will talk about how she applies the principles and practices of regenerative organic agriculture in her own garden.

October

Meeting Date:  October 31

WINTER LANDSCAPE

Maria von Brinken

Certified Landscape Architect

The Winter Garden creates the bones or shapes the spaces you linger in or stroll by. It sets the stage for your spring, summer, and fall flower garden. Discover the art of Lay-Out Design to create drifts and masses, or crowds and individuals. Diagrams of the winter plantings will show you how to create a garden that soothes the human soul in need of renewal.

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November 

Meeting Date:  November 28 via ZOOM

NOT YOUR MOTHER'S GARDEN

Deborah Chud

Landscape design consultant and educator

A photo tour via Zoom of Deborah's highly unusual Piet Oudolf-inspired garden is describing the design principles underlying it. Many of the plants are unfamiliar even to experienced and knowledgeable gardeners. These "new perennials" were taken from Piet Oudolf's canon of plants and they exhibit the qualities valued by Piet and his fellow New Perennialists. What's new about new perennials & what can they do for you? Walk through Deborah's garden with her to find out.

December 

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Workshop Date:  Monday, December  12

Time:  9:30am - 11:30am

Place:  St. Theresa’s church, 15 Still River Road

Chairs: Kathy Jackson and Nancy Webber

The club gathers each year to make baskets of

greens for shut-ins and arrangements for themselves.

 

Bring some greens and a container for your arrangement, trade with other members, and buy foam and trimmings.

January

Meeting Date:  January 30 via ZOOM

CREATIONS FROM THE GARDEN

Kaye Vosburgh

Floral Designer

Kay will be presenting a floral design program via Zoom, demonstrating the art of flower arranging and the selections of materials for floral design.

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February/March

Meeting Date:  March 6

Joint meeting with the Woman’s club

AMERICAN STONECRAFT SPEAKER

Gerald Croteau

Founder of American Stonecraft, Inc.

Gerald Croteau will talk about his work as an artisan and founder of American Stonecraft, located in Lowell, MA., a Public Benefit Corporation partnered with nearly 100 farms to prove that where a stone comes from is as interesting as the geology inside.

 

Carlson and Westward Orchards are the source of many of the stones that have been transformed from farm to table stoneware.

This is a joint meeting with the Harvard Woman's Club.

March

Meeting Date:  March 27

MEET YOUR LOCAL TRAILS

Pam and David Durrant

Partnering with the Harvard Conservation Trust

An introduction on our local trails: we will discover where they are; how to enjoy them best and learn from their exploration. Pam has led our trail walks and is deeply experienced in them.

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April

Meeting Date:  April 24

PEONIES: LOVE OF MY LIFE

Christine Paxhia

Go back in time to the origin of peonies and learn a bit about their history. The "how to" part of this presentation will teach you to select, install, care for, and divide these beautiful and much loved plants. Then sit back & feast your eyes on a colorful photographic showcase of the many different varieties & types of peonies.

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May

Plant Sale

May 20

Westward Orchards

178 Massaschusetts Ave

9am to Noon

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Flower Arrangement

June

June TBD

Annual Meeting

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Luncheon

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