Calendar

SEPTEMBER 2018

SEPTEMBER 10        Board Meeting 10:00AM

LOCATION:  Sharon’s Home, Ridgewood

Fall Luncheon, Friday September 14 

Members H through Z please bring: a main dish, salad, or dessert

Start a new year great anticipation while reconnecgting with old and new friends.

 No guests please

 HOSTESSES: (flowers only) Mandy Clark, Eleanor Collins and Marianne Maher 

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

9/13   Betty            9/20    Jeannette               9/27    Mary

 

“A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and careful watchfulness; it teaches industry and thrift; above all it teaches entire trust.”

– Gertrude Jekyll

 

OCTOBER 2018

OCTOBER 1   Board Meeting 10:00 AM

OCTOBER 4   Green Kids               Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                           Outdoor Nature Sculpture 

OCTOBER 5

                        Luncheon, Program, General Meeting  12 noon

LOCATION:   Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:       Mike Kolenut, NOFA certified Organic Land Car 

SOIL AND NATIVE PLANTS 

Learn about organics and how to introduce natives into a home garden or landscape that will sustain beneficials and pollinators

 

HOSTESSES:  Janel, Nancy, Mary V., Betty and V. 

OCTOBER 9  New Member Tea   Tuesday 1 PM – Sharon’s Home

OCTOBER 9 Resource Room    Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM

OCTOBER 11 – 25   Group Library Arrangement

Martha, Irene, Barbara F., Pat and V. 

OCTOBER 11  Workshop – Fall & Holiday Design Show 6:00 PM

LOCATION:      Hillcrest Gardens, 95 W. Century Rd, Paramus

OCTOBER 11  Green Kids               Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:     The Stable                           From Garden to Table

OCTOBER 18  Green Kids               Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:     The Stable                Mandala Design with Harvest Beans  

OCTOBER 25  Green Kids               Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:     The Stable                  History of “The Stable”

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

10/4   Karen                   10/25    Ginny

NOVEMBER 2018

October 29      Board Meeting 10 AM  Toni’s Home

NOVEMBER 1    Green Kids                                 Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:  The Stable                                             Giving Thanks

November 2     

                     Light Refreshments, Program, Business Meeting 10:00 AM

LOCATION:           Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:          Mike Van Clef, Ph. D

NEW JERSEY INVASIVE SPECIES 

Learn about invasive species in New Jersey, the threat they pose and what can be done to protect our state’s diverse ecosystems.

HOSTESSES:   Martha, Toni, Dorothy, Anthea and Linda 

NOVEMBER 2    Green Kids                                     Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION:  The Stable                                                                         Giving Thanks

NOVEMBER 5    Workshop $30             Herb Wreaths                   Monday, 2-4 PM

LOCATION: Stokes Farm, Old Tappan, New Jersey

November 13 Resource Room    Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM

November 15 Wrap Boxes for Van Neste Holiday Display

LOCATION:  Community Room, Stable            9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

November 19  Decorate Van Neste with Wrapped Boxes

LOCATION:  Van Neste Park  9:00 AM – 11:30 AM (Rain: TBD, depending on weather)

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

11/1   Linda         11/8   Judy        11/15  Diana  P.         11/21*  Irene P.     11/29  Marianne                                                                                                                           * Wednesday before Thanksgiving

“Parks and playgrounds are the soul of a city.” 
– Marty Rubin

DECEMBER 2018

DECEMBER 1  Green Kids         Saturday 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

LOCATION: The Stable                 Evergreen Wreath Workshop

December 3             Board Meeting                            10:00 AM

LOCATION:  Anthea’s Home

December 7         Luncheon, General Meeting         12:00 PM

LOCATION:             Ridgewood Country Club

                                    Holiday Luncheon  –  No Guests Please

HOSTESSES: Jenny and Barbar

DECEMBER 7-28    Group Library Arrangement

Lisa, Janel, Phyllis, Leigh S., and Samara

DECEMBER 12  Resource Room Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM

 

 

“My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.”

– Claude Monet

JANUARY 2019

January 2 Remove Decorations from Van Neste Park 

LOCATION: Van Neste Park                 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

 

January 2 Board Meeting 10:30 AM

                        Luncheon, Program, General Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:    Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:  Edith Wallace

GARDENS OF THE GARDEN STATE GARDENS CONSORTIUM

Learn about 25 of the public gardens in New Jersey in a picture show highlighting features of each.

HOSTESSES:  Lisa, Barbara F. Judith and Carol

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

1/3   Barbara             1/10    Maria                1/17 Joan             1/24    Barbara H        1/31 Leigh G.

 

“Gardening simply does not allow one to be mentally old,

because too many hopes and dreams are yet to be realized.”

– Allan Armitage

 

FEBRUARY 2018

February 2   Board Meeting 10:30 AM

                        Luncheon, Program, Business Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:    Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:   Arnie Friedman from Landscapes by Design

NO MOW – For A Better Environment

Learn to use strategies to increase diversity and reduce pollution while building a beautiful landscape. Explore the design of beds and use of plants to create a ‘water wise’ property.

HOSTESSES: Lisa, Debbie, Judith,  Barbara F and Samara

 

February 22-25     NJ Flower & Garden Show “Color the World”                      

LOCATION:  NJ Convention & Expo Center, Edison, NJ

 

February  13  Resource Room  Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

2/1    Joan                   2/8    Leslie              2/15  Carol  L               2/22  Anthea

 

“Gardens and flowers have a way of bringing people together,

drawing them from their homes.”

– Clare Ansberry

 

MARCH 2018

March 2      Board Meeting 10:30 AM

                       Luncheon, Program, Business Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:   Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:  Paul Kubryach, Landscape Design Architect

                       THE DOORS OF GARDENS

Mr. Kubryach explores design of beds and plants for shade in new gardens and renovation of older gardens.

HOSTESSES:  Karen, Leigh, Phyllis, Barb and Mary

 

March 3-11    Philadelphia Flower Show “Wonders of Water”      

LOCATION:      Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA

 

MARCH 15 – 29  Group Library Arrangement

Ginny, Mandy, Eileen, Gail, Betty

 

MARCH  13  Resource Room Open to public Tuesday 1-3 PM

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

3/1   Marianne            3/8    Barb                   3/29   Liz O’Leary

 

“I like gardening – it’s a place where I

find myself when I need to lose myself.”

– Alice Sebold

APRIL 2018

April 6         Board Meeting 10:30 AM

                       Luncheon, Program, Business Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:    Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:  Jeanine and Ron Binaghi Jr., 6th Generation Farmers

STOKES FARMS, OLD TAPPAN, NJ

They will talk about local farming history, the importance of small town farms, and their set-up as part of the GreenMarket network in NYC for supplying non profits and restaurants with “farm to table” products.

HOSTESSES:   Nancy, Judy C, Joan, Leslie and Judy S

 

APRIL 5     Green Kids                      Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                                                          Rock Art

 

April 19   GCNJ District 1 Meeting                               10:00AM

LOCATION:   Laurelwood Gardens Arboretum, Wayne, NJ

                           (Meeting will be followed by guided tours of the arboretum)

                      

APRIL 19    Green Kids                     Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                                         The Buzz on Bees

 

April 22    Daffodil Festival/Earth Day Celebration

LOCATION:  Van Neste Park                                  11:00 AM-2 PM

 

APRIL 26    Green Kids                     Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                                 Caterpillar to Butterfly

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

4/5  Diana   P               4/12    Samara                  4/29   Judy S

 

MAY 2018

May 4           Board Meeting 10:30 AM

                       Luncheon, Program, Business Meeting  12:00 PM

LOCATION:   Ridgewood Library Auditorium

PROGRAM:  Dail Reid, Horticulture Consultant

TOP 10 GARDENING MISTAKES

Learn what not to do in the garden

in this presentation with Club participation.

HOSTESSES:  Dorothy, Carol L, Marianne, Dianna U and Betty

 

MAY 5          Green Kids                   Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable          Rain Barrels and Water Conservation

 

May 21-24  NGC Convention (National Garden Clubs Inc.)

LOCATION: Philadelphia, PA

 

MAY 10        Green Kids                   Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable                   Wind Chimes for Mother’s Day

 

MAY 17        Green Kids                   Thursday 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

LOCATION: The Stable         Butterfly Release and Garden Planting

 

 

MAY 17 – JUNE 3     Group Library Arrangement

                                        (2+ weeks to accommodate Garden Tour)

                                        Martha, Eleanor, Judy C, Irene D, and Lynn

 

 

MAY 21-24   National Garden Club Meeting             Philadelphia

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

5/3   Linda                  5/10   Roberta

 

JUNE 2018

June 6                               Board Meeting                      10:30 AM

LOCATION:     at Sharon’s

June 8             Luncheon and Annual Meeting 12:00 PM

LOCATION:     Ho-Ho-Kus Inn

YEAR-END LUNCHEON:  Wrap up another worthwhile year with WGR friends.

No Guests Please

HOSTESSES: (flowers only) Marge, Diana P and Lyn

 

June (date and Location tBD)                    GCNJ Annual Meeting  

 

Library Desk Arrangements on Thursdays

6/7   Dianna U