November 3, 2016
Michael Derouin - Fall and Thanksgiving Flower Arrangements
Michael is a second generation floral designer. Since 2007 he’s worked for McArdle's, Connecticut’s largest florist, where he is now the director of floral design. Michael sits on the Board of Directors of The Connecticut Florist Association and is the recipient of many prestigious design awards. Michael created three spectacular floral arrangements at the meeting, which were raffled off to appreciative garden club members.
January 5, 2017
Josie DiCostanzo gave a demonstration of rose pruning, followed by a screening of a film
featuring award-winning rose grower Louise Coleman.
October 6, 2916
Tomato Gardening and cooking Demo with Miriam Rubin
A graduate of the CIA, Miriam was the first woman toward in the kitchen of NYC's famed Four Seasons Restaurant. She is the former food editor of Weight Watchers Magazine and has written a food and garden column, 'Miriam's Garden', for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Besides giving a power-point presentation of her garden, Miriam also offered samples of delicious recipes from her book Tomatoes.
To explore an archive of television programs about the garden club, follow this link: http://pctv76.org/show.php?sid=7
March 2, 2017
Pamela Davis - Food Preservation
Master Gardener, Cornell Extension Specialist and passionate food preservationist Pamela Davis delivered a terrific presentation on preserving the fruits of our labor - via canning, freezing and drying - using products from our own gardens or from local farmers markets. The powerpoint presentation is available here: Preserving Your Harvest
December 1, 2916
Annual Holiday Luncheon and Wreath Decorating.
April 6, 2017
Janelle Robbins - Native plants that support birds, butterflies and hummingbirds
Janelle Robbins is the Executive Director of the Bedford Audubon Society & Liz Stein Chair, Bedford Audubon Native Garden. Her valuable talk illustrated bad invasive and good native plants to help us attract wildlife to our gardens.
A week after the presentation, the club enjoyed a guided tour at the Bedford Audubon's Leon Levy Native Garden in Katonah
February 2, 2017
Tomato Grafting Workshop with Judson Reid
Judson Reid is a Cornell Extension Vegetable Specialist with an International Agricultural degree from Cornell University. He focuses on cultural practices, small farm operations and season extension techniques, with a special interest in Greenhouse Production, Small Farming Operations, and Eastern Region Fresh Market Vegetables.
His enjoyable, informative presentation began with a slide show - punctuated by many questions - on grafting both generally and specifically, and was followed by a hands-on demonstration working with tiny tomato seedlings.