September 5, 2017 – Pot luck Dinner
Program Meet and Greet 6 pm. Potluck at 6:30 pm.
Info sharing: Brenda Sinclair: Certifying your yard as a wildlife habitat with the National Wildlife Federation.
Please be prepared to share a garden success story with us about your garden. Perhaps it will be something that surprised you or something that you had planned on. We would love to hear of your success. COME AND ENJOY !
This will be followed by a business meeting and the passing out of our new yearbook pages.
October 3, 2017 – Floral Designs for Fall. Mary Pulick
PROGRAM: Mary Pulick is a Master Flower Show judge and a 4 Star National Garden Club member. She joined the Livonia Garden Club in 1970 and currently is an Honorary member. Mary will use plant material from the garden to create beautiful designs. (She will be giving the designs away. Nice!)
November 7, 2017 – Ergonomics while Gardening. Dr. Mehul Vaidya, DPT
PROGRAM: Dr. Vaidya graduated from RGUHS in India in 2001. He has been practicing physical therapy since then. He recently received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy in Evidence in Motion. Dr. Vaidya enjoys working with back and neck pain patients. He has a track record of a faster recovery time. Dr. Vaidya will share the ergonomics of peripheral joints during gardening.
December 1, 2017 – Greens workshop and Boutique set up.
December 2, 2017 – Greens Workshop and Boutique
January 2, 2018 – English Gardens of Dearborn Heights
(313 565 8133). Main Office – (248 855 9240).
PROGRAM: Jennifer Youngquest who handles the advertising and arranging seminars for English Gardens, is sending us a representative to present, “Herbs: Growing them and Cooking with them.” YUM!!
February 6, 2018 – Plants that can be used to help you relax!
PROGRAM: Our own new member, Pam Good, is going to do a special presentation. It is her take on Amy Stewart’s book, The Drunken Botanist. She will share with us a few plants used in making familiar alcoholic drinks. You don’t want to miss this one it requires a one day liquor license! Hoho! Thanks Pam!
March 6, 2018 – Joe Barson
PROGRAM: Joe Barson, of Barson’s Greenhouse in Westland, will present “Ponds and their Care.” This should be of special interest to anyone who has a pond or to anyone who is considering having a pond.
April 3, 2018 Hands On!!
PROGRAM: Flower Design.
May 1, 2018 – Judy Cornellier
Judy Cornellier comes to us from Troy. She is listed in the Speaker’s Bureau Directory 2015-2016. Judy will share an interesting program with us called, “Cuttings – A form of Multiplication” . Judy will share how to maximize the plants that we have and others that are available to us.
Info Sharing: Member Jane Rubarth will discuss, “Mr. Toad and Me”, The importance of frogs and toads.
June 12, 2018 Banquet
PROGRAM: Our inaugural banquet this year will be held at the Vis Ta Tech Center of Schoolcraft College. 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152-2696. We will be in room, W210B.
Summer field Trip – TBA