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Attleboro Garden Club 2022 – 2023 Meeting Schedule
All meetings to be held at Good News Bible Church, 235 West St,
Attleboro, MA 02703, unless otherwise noted in description.
All programs, unless otherwise noted, will be held at Good News Bible Chapel, 235 West St., Attleboro, MA.
Beginning in October and going through June of the following year, Day meetings are held the first Tuesday of every month at 10:00 a.m. and Evening meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 3, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
Topic: Growing Garlic
Speaker: Juliet Teixeira, Attleboro Community Garden Coordinator
Juliet Teixeira, a coordinator of the Attleboro Community Garden for 9 years, grows 60 – 100 garlic bulbs annually. She will talk about the garlic cycle from September through July, including how to plant, harvest, cure and store them. Juliet’s talk will cover the main types of garlic, where to buy seed garlic, and planting it in outdoor gardens or planters.
October Hostesses: Penny Bush, Donna Crookes, Jessie Murphy & Carol Lundquist
Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.
Topic: Blossoming Bodies: Cultivating Gardener's Vitality for a Lifetime of Blooms!
Speaker: Tracy Lombardy, Houghton Physical Therapy
Join us on October 11th as we embark on a delightful journey to discover the secrets of nurturing not just your garden but your own physical well-being. With six months to prepare, we'll show you how to become limber, agile, and strong, ensuring your gardening pleasures continue to bloom forever. Prepare to be amazed as you unearth hidden knowledge about your body and embrace a healthier, more vibrant you!
Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
Topic: Flower Chandelier
Speaker: Steph Rajabiun, The Flower Shack, Cumberland, RI
Steph will demonstrate how to create a hanging flower chandelier and a creative holiday arrangement. You’ll have an opportunity to buy raffle chances for these creations to have the opportunity to go home with one of them!
November Hostesses: Nancy DeGirolamo, Lee Ghazil, Joyce Ripley & Kathi Gariepy
Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.
Topic: Evergreens of New England
Speaker: Larry Hindle, Evergreen Tree & Landscaping, Seekonk, MA
Larry will talk about the great variety of evergreen trees and shrubs of our part of the country. He will also provide suggestions for interesting greens to fill containers for a beautiful seasonal container for the Winter months.
Saturday, December 2, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Event: Attleboro Parks & Recreation Annual Holiday Parade
Attleboro Parks and Recreation hosts an annual holiday parade starting at Capron Park and going to the former Highland Country Club. The parade finishes with activities for children in the clubhouse. Be there with flowers on if you’re in a festive mood.
Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.
Topic: Members Helping Members
Speakers: Jessie Murphy & Lynn Moore
Our own members, Jessie and Lynn, will guide us in making a seasonal item of our choice. We’ve made swags, boxwood trees, wreaths. They’re all special when we’ve made them ourselves. Any questions or ideas, call Jessie or Lynn.
December Hostesses: Linda Alger, Janet Blair, Joscelyn Varieur, Beverly Hall
Wednesday, December 13, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.
Topic: Origami Trees
Speakers: Nancy DeGirolamo, Linda Alger, Susan Charest
Our own members, Nancy, Linda, and Susan will guide us in making small, festive origami trees for our mantelpiece or table. This is an easy, quick, and fun project. Supply list will be provided in advance.
January 6, 2024 @ 11:30 a.m. | Winter Doldrums VI Luncheon
Relax with your garden club friends at Briggs Corner Pizzeria, Oak Hill Avenue, Attleboro, MA.
RSVP to Sandy Stuart if you plan to attend.
Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 11:30 a.m.
Event: Buffet Lunch at Attleboro High School
Location: Attleboro High School, 1 Blue Pride Way, Attleboro, MA
Meet at the Bistro in the new Attleboro High School. After lunch, we’ll learn more about the new school and if possible, a tour, as most of us haven’t been in a high school building for a long, long time!
Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.
Topic: For the Love of Roses
Speaker: Michael Chute, Rose Solutions
Michael will lead us on an international virtual garden tour, guiding us through five exceptional gardens in England, Rome, Florence, Paris, and Montreal. Join us for this easy and wonderful trip - no passport necessary!
Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 10:00 a.m.
Topic: Seed Starting: Easy, Fun, and Economical
Speaker: Kathi Gariepy, Attleboro Garden Club Member
Our own club member, Kathi, will teach us how to start plants from seed. You can grow dozens of plants to fill your garden with color and beauty – economically. Kathi will give tips and tricks about starting seeds in our sunny windows, growing under grow lights, or by winter sowing. Spring is going to be beautiful!
March Hostesses: Rachel Garvin, D’Anne Olsen, Sandy Stuart & Betsy Whitfield
Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.
Topic: Pruning and Shearing
Speaker: Anthony Cogliano, Bluview Nurseries, Norton, MA
Anthony will demonstrate practical tips for preparing our plants and bushes for the summer season. He will bring live plants with him to give us an on-site demonstration.
Wednesday, April 10, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.
Topic: Sustainable Sources of Flowers and Foliage
Speaker: Stacey Lee, Paeonia Designs
Stacey is an experienced floral designer and owner of Paeonia Designs, which specializes in American and locally grown flowers and foliage. In her live 60–90-minute presentation, she’ll arrange fresh, seasonal products to make 2–3 designs using sustainable mechanics to make foam-free designs. Stacey will educate on the flower industry and American/local sourcing and there will be time for questions at the end.
Saturday, May 4, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Annual Plant Sale @ Good News Bible Chapel
Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at 6:30 p.m.
Topic: Annual Meeting of the Attleboro Garden Club
Special combined Day and Evening meeting. Reports from our committees, nominations, and election of new officers for the 2024 – 2025 club year.
May Hostesses: Carol Baker-Frett, Naomi Cordell, Karen Connors & Lynn Moore
Saturday, June 8, 2024
Field Trip: Eustis Mansion, Milton, MA
Saturday field trip to the 1878 Eustis Mansion in Milton, MA. The mansion is a historic museum which is set on 80 acres and nestled next to the Blue Hills. We’ll picnic on the grounds, then tour the house.
Meet @ 9:30am at the Stop & Shop, Pleasant St, Attleboro parking lot bordering Rte. 123
Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at 6:00 p.m.
Event: Annual Garden Visit & Stroll
Host: Donna Crookes, Attleboro Garden Club Member
Our member, Donna, wants to spotlight her daughter’s beautiful garden in Attleboro. Other club members have seen it and assured us that “it’s something to see!” We’re looking forward to it. Address to come in May.
Attleboro Garden Club Officers
2023 – 2024
President: Donna Johnson
Co-Vice Presidents: Kathi Gariepy and Andrea Dion-Purdy
Recording Secretary: Linda Alger
Corresponding Secretary: Amy Bergeron
Treasurer: Nancy DeGirolamo
Ex Officio: Joscelyn Varieur and Naomi Cordell
Auditor: Betsy Whitfield
Hospitality: Donna Crooks
Sunshine Coordinator: June O’Beirne
Membership: Carol Lundquist
Plant Sale: Kathy Gariepy
Programs: Sandra Stuart and Jessie Murphy
Program Book: Officers
~CIVIC BEAUTIFICATION SUBCOMMITTEES~
Rose Garden: Dawn Spolidoro
Library Garden: Kathy Gariepy
Gilbert-Perry Square Garden: Kathy Gariepy
Facebook Administrator: Joscelyn Varieur
Webmaster: Michelle Lundquist
Club Email: email@example.com