Proceeds from the CHS Fall Plant Sale & Auction go the the CHS Scholarship Fund which provides scholarships to deserving horticulture and plant science students at the University of Connecticut and Naugatuck Valley Community College.
Programs & Events
Save Saturday, February 3, 2018 for next year’s CHS Symposium with a theme of Striking a Balance. The event will be held, once again, at the Mark Twain House in Hartford. Given the talent we have lined up, another sellout is anticipated!
Hope everyone is enjoying summer! We're excited to begin the 2017-2018 season and want to share information on the interesting line-up of speakers and meeting dates for the upcoming season:
Featuring Diane St. John of Natureworks Saturday, August 26, 10 a.m. to noon at Natureworks in Northford Natureworks raised and released over 700 monarch butterflies from eggs and caterpillars collected in their organic gardens in 2016. Their work continues in 2017. Join Diane St. John to learn how this is accomplished. The life cycle of […]
Although the day was a scorcher, there were a couple of dozen who braved the temps to listen to Nancy Ballek Mckinnon and Nancy DuBrule-Clemente eagerly discuss all the possible ways to keep the growing season going well into and through the fall. Luckily the shade provided a respite as the conversation between these two […]
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 […]
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 […]