Late summer may be a popular time to mow fields and meadows, but because many pollinator populations are shrinking to the point of extinction, it’s important to be “slow to mow” and wait to until after the first frost to mow fields, meadows and roadsides.
This year’s winner of the coveted Mehlquist award is long-time CHS member Tom Christopher. Tom’s career in gardening really began in his mother’s garden under her fine tutelage. He further enhanced his knowledge at the New York Botanic Garden’s School of Professional Horticulture and then honed his craft as a horticulturist at the Olmsted Brothers […]
Fourteen generations of Anita Ballek’s family have lived on and farmed their property at Town Street and Maple Avenue in East Haddam. The location was hand selected in 1661 by an Englishman Nicholas Ackley, given a Land Grant from King Charles II. Naturally, the 55.2 acres have seen various phases throughout the centuries. These days, […]
Great news! We’re holding down the cost of membership and it will remain unchanged for the 2017–2018 CHS Season that begins on September 1, 2017:
2017–2018 Membership Levels
C.L. Fornari’s Entertaining People, Pollinators and Birds Workshop is a Hit! Members were treated to a spectacular day at the June 15th workshop with C.L.Fornari, that evening’s speaker. Lynn Cavo’s meticulous Farmington garden was the setting and you couldn’t have asked for better weather. Huge thanks to Lynn and her family for preparing her garden […]
“Gratitude is the heart’s way of celebrating kindness.” May 31, 2017 Dear Connecticut Horticulture Society: Thank you for the Connecticut Horticulture Society Scholarship that was awarded to me. It was so nice to be recognized for my academic achievement within the NVCC Horticulture Department. This scholarship means so much to my wife and I as […]
By Justine Leeper, Awards Committee “Every organization needs new people to get involved because it’s their new ideas that strengthen the organization and provide the momentum to keep it growing and moving forward.” —Elaine Widmer The CHS Service Award recognizes a member who volunteers their time on committees and at events and engages others to […]