Over $200,000 raised, 25,000+ plants sold, 138 students awarded, hundreds of volunteer hours, devoted chairpersons, extraordinary donors… here’s how it happened:
Meet this year’s scholarship recipients who were introduced to members at our October 2018 meeting: CTHort Director Christopher Tuccio, NVCC Professor: Amy Chesmer, UConn Dir. Development; David Rascati UConn; CT Hort Pres. Brett Isaacson; Chloe Girouard-Martel, NVCC and Sydney Bolduc, NVCC…
Jacob Gardner, University of Connecticut (Gift in memory of Ludwig Hoffman) Jacob Gardner is a senior majoring in Horticulture at UConn. He plans to earn his graduate and doctoral degrees in Horticulture with a focus on plant breeding. While in college, Jacob has gained a breadth of hands-on experience working in various capacities at UConn […]
“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 […]
Each year, the Connecticut Horticultural Society (CHS) identifies a resident who has significantly impacted the art of gardening or who has made an extraordinary contribution to horticulture in Connecticut to be publicly recognized and presented with the Mehlquist Award. The award is named for its first recipient, Dr. Gustav Mehlquist, a longtime professor in the […]
From the day she joined CHS in 2000, Nancy Brennick hit the ground running. She got involved in activities, volunteered for committees and eventually joined the Board of Directors. She was elected to and served as Vice President from 2010-12. In 2012, Nancy charged into the role of President with new ideas and enthusiasm. She […]
At the heart of our organization, one that has thrived for nearly 130 years, is a vital volunteer core. Indeed, most of the Society’s work is accomplished at the hands of its volunteers….