Local garden club plans 2014-2015 season

The Shelburne Charlotte Garden Club has planned the following programs of local interest for the 2014-2015 season. Meetings are held the first Thursday of each month at 9:30am, unless otherwise noted.
Thursday, Oct. 2, 9:30am at the Shelburne Town offices
Charlotte Albers, a local landscape designer, will discuss planting bulbs for a beautiful spring. A discussion about the future direction of the garden club called digging new ground will follow the presentation.
Thursday, Nov. 6, 9:30am, location TBA
Shelburne’s Chris Engstrom, owner of In Full Bloom, will discuss Christmas arrangements.
Thursday, Dec. 11, 10am at the Shelburne Methodist Church
Through UVM’s Extension Service Ben Waterman works with people from other countries to develop gardens with their native foods as part of the New Farmer Project. He will discuss thriving cross cultural gardens followed by a pot luck luncheon. Attendees are asked to bring a small donation for Toys for Tots and a food shelf donation.
Future programs include Fibonacci numbers as they pertain to botany; Dan Kiley’s son will discuss his father’s exceptional career as an influential landscape architect, including his most notable projects: the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Ford Foundation headquarters, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Other programs of note include Inside the Wholesale Florist Industry: a tour; To Bee or Not to Bee regarding hives and honey; and the Intervale, a pivotal place in the community. Plus a tour of extraordinary rose gardens is planned to conclude the gardening program series.
As always, the garden club welcomes new members and guests. For more information, please call Ann Mead at 985-2657.