Fall is coming! Fall is coming! Fall is coming! I feel like Chicken Little as I type this.
Soon it will be time to do Fall Clean-up of our projects. Gardens and Planters will need some TLC before we close down for the end of the growing season. Be on the lookout for our emails, Facebook postings/events and website updates for dates and times of these events.
We will update this particular event as soon as we get closer to the date.
Veterans Day is just around the corner!
Calling all troops (members & volunteers)! Many are needed for planting.
Dates & Times: next week
September 4th (Tues) – 5:00p to 7:00p
September 5th (Wed) – 4:00p to 6:00p
September 6th (Thurs) – 4:00p to 6:00p
Due to our never-ending heatwave, we’re watching the weather and will send you an update of dates/times should they change. We will post on FaceBook, too.
Location: Hubbard Green
No skills required: (we will teach, if needed)
Tasks: planting 200+ plants around the Veterans Memorial
Tools: (if you’ve got ’em) Gloves, Shovel, Hand trowel, bucket for debris (there may be a few weeds)
Contact: Pam 860.659.3482 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the perfect time to show your appreciation for our Veterans. These plants will last for years and be appreciated by so many people. Come plant something in honor of a loved one that served (or is currently serving). Help us prepare for a beautiful place for the Veterans Day ceremony for this year and many years to come.
When: October 1st 2018
Location: Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center – 300 Welles St
6:15 – Sign-Up and Socialize
Socialize with members, prospective members and presenters. Sandwiches, chips & beverages will be provided. Sign-up for Fall Projects [Winter Greening of Planters, Fall close down of gardens and planters]
7:00 – The meeting will begin with the greatly appreciated Girl Scout Gold Project Award presented by Zoe Kaputa, followed by the esteemed DAR Conservation Award presented by Jane Colby. A presentation will be given by Kevin Wilcox: Plants of Fall Interest. Kevin is on the Board of Directors for the Connecticut Horticulture Society as well as the Chairman for their Plant Forum.
In addition to the awards and speaker, there will be a short Member Meeting to consist of a brief overview of how GPIP operates, treasurer’s report, project updates and voting for Directors and Officers.
Glastonbury Riverfront Community Center 7 – 9 PM
Following a short business meeting, we are pleased to present…
Dr. Richard Benfield’s presentation: “Plants Charlatans and James Bond-the history of our top ten plant foods”
Last fall, Dr. Benfield, Professor of Geography at CCSU, provided a photographic tour of our most beautiful parks. We found Dr. Benfield to be uniquely gifted in his presentation skills and all were captured by his wit and enthusiasm. We are sure he will once again delight us. We encourage you to come at 6:45 p.m. to sign up for fall cleanups and meet with other volunteers. All are welcome.
Please join us for an informative evening and consider volunteering for one or more of our fall cleanup projects.