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MEETINGS

The Club typically meets the third Thursday of the month. Meetings are held at the Morse Institute Library Marshall Lebowitz Meeting Hall.

Unless otherwise noted, meetings begin at 6:30 with a social period and light refreshments, followed by a business meeting and our featured speaker at 7:00.

Note:  Some meetings may be held on Zoom. The public is invited to attend two meetings.

November 17, 2022 

Stacey Lee – Sustainable Floral Design

Stacey Lee’s presentation will focus on flower foliage sourcing from local and American farms, mechanics and armatures and how to use them together with new and sustainable industry products. They will design with late fall flowers from New England greenhouses and ethical foragers while explaining mechanics, telling flower stories, and taking questions at the end.

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December 15, 2022 - meeting begins at 6:30, speaker 7:30

Jen Kettell - The Smaller Cut: Early Training Of Young Trees 

Correcting structural defects in large, mature trees can be a risky business. Taking the time to assess the framework of young trees at planting is an often neglected and crucial step in ensuring their future health. Jen will begin by reviewing sound tree selection that matches habit with function.  She will then present the markers of healthy tree architecture and demonstrate pruning techniques using her 10-step guide for correcting structural defects in the early years. 

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January 19, 2023 Rebecca Warner– Thinking Globally, Acting in Your Own Yard

What we do in our own yards can make a difference for the environment.  Rebecca Warner will show us how we can do our part to reduce pollution and energy use, conserve water and prevent storm water runoff by replacing some of the lawn with alternatives.

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February 16, 2023

Barb McIntosh - Herb Gardening

Herb gardening has been popular for centuries but herbs were not grown solely for culinary use, as we think of them primarily today.  Herb gardens took care of the family by providing herbs for medicine, herbs for dying cloths, herbs to keep the clothes and house fresh, and many other uses. We will explore the world of herbs and take a look at a modern-day herb garden.

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March 16, 2023

Michele Schuckel – Gardening in a Changing Climate

How can we, as gardeners and stewards of our beautiful New England, advocate and protect our ecosystems while still finding beauty, peace and joy in our plant-based passions? Michele Schuckel will discuss rain gardens, vernal pools, an accelerating carbon cycle, shifting plant zones and more.  She will empower us to take actionable steps to make a difference in our in our own backyards.

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April 20, 2023

Claudia Price – Nature Nurtures: Creating Garden Waystations for Monarchs

Monarch butterflies are an endangered classification. Claudia Price will discuss raising Monarchs and tagging them for scientific study and planting milkweed and flowering perennials and annuals that attract Monarchs. She will provide information on how to get your garden certified as a Monarch Waystation by Monarch Watch.

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May 18, 2023

Ask the Gardner

Members share their expertise on a topic of interest.  The topic and format will be determined with input from members closer to the date.

Past Events

Natick Art in Bloom
2022

Sponsored by the Natick Center Cultural District and the Natick Garden Club. The Natick Garden Club members designed and displayed floral arrangements inspired by art work from the Natick Art Association.

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Garden Club Trips 2019

Olmsted Estate & Architectural Office - May 8
Fuller Gardens - June 19

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Member Garden Visits 2019

Members open their gardens to club members during the gardening season

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