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 […]
Programs & Events
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.
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 […]
Thanks for another great season of speakers!
See you in September. Once we have the 2017-2018 list of speakers finalized, we’ll post that info here.
Enjoy the summer!