Some of you may remember long-time CT Hort members Florence and Ralph Marrone. They were extraordinary gardeners with a deep love of nature. Their daughter Pam Marrone is a scientist and entrepreneur who has made a career of developing biological controls to replace chemicals in agriculture.
The costs to run the Society have been kept minimal by maintaining a nearly all-volunteer organization. But since our pleas for volunteers have gone unanswered, we must now consider hiring additional staff to provide the services required to keep CT Hort alive.
Another tradition we’ve had to re-invent this spring was how to recognize members’ milestone anniversaries. With member support more important than ever, we did not want to overlook letting these folks know how much we appreciate their loyalty.
Thank you; your generosity has been heartwarming. To date, $2,050 has been collected.
One of our members found this striking orchid growing in Florida. The plant’s owner did not know the name and so far, we are stumped.
… for the 2020-2021 CT Hort Officers and Board of Directors. You’ll receive an email survey asking for your approval. Please take a moment to respond so that we reach the minimum required for a quorum.
The speakers scheduled for the upcoming season include farmers, designers and authors: