April 2022: MINDFULNESS IN OUR GARDENS
The Springfield Garden Club hosted VT Extension Master Gardener and author Cheryl Wilfong from Putney, VT. Cheryl teaches mindfulness meditation at Vermont Insight Meditation Center when she isn’t rearranging one of her 28 flower beds or tending her out-of-control vegetable garden. She spoke about mindfulness in our gardens year around.
"Chestnut Trees" - September 2020
Springfield Garden Club members and guests attended a program on September 9 at the home of Dr. Randy and Grace Knight in Perkinsville, VT.
The program was outdoors as we toured Grace’s and Randy’s American Chestnut tree grove. The Knights are part of a national effort to bring back this magnificent tree after a blight fungus killed an estimated four billion trees in the eastern U.S. in the early 1900s. The trees are valued for their beauty, the nuts they produce and for their straight-grained hardwood. Thank you to both of the Knights for letting us view this important and fascinating project.
"All About Azaleas" - March 2020, Doug Switzer (PHOTOS HERE)
“Everything You Need to Know About the Birds and the Bees” - February 2020, Henry Homeyer; Cosponsored with OLLI.
NEW ENGLAND GARDEN CLUBS Annual Meeeting was hosted by Vermont this year, at the Woodstock Inn, October 28-29, 2019.
Presentation - Flower Arranging: March 13, 2019
THE SPRINGFIELD GARDEN CLUB HOSTED CHARLIE NARDOZZI on June 6th, 2018 at the Congregational Church on Main Street.
Nardozzi is a nationally recognized garden writer, radio and TV show host, consultant, and speaker. Charlie is a guest on VPR's Vermont Edition during the growing season. He also offers garden tips on local television and is a frequent guest on national programs.
Charlie Nardozzi's topic was "Gardening in New England" with a focus on perennials, shrubs, vines and trees. He described many familiar as well as unfamiliar plants and their use in Vermont gardens with varying light and moisture conditions. Examples are plants best for slopes, full sun and various degrees of shade including "wet shade" and "dry shade" environments.
Some in the audience were feverishly taking notes, and Charlie adeptly answered all of the many questions posed. After the presentation, he was available to autograph his book on month-by-month gardening in New England for those purchasing a copy.