January 20, Wednesday                                          Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Hampstead Meeting House

Topic: HGC Program Presentation & Budget for 2021
We'll unveil the 2021 program themed "The Healing Power of Nature." We'll also vote on the annual budget.


February 17, Wednesday                                          Time: 7:00 pm
Location: Hampstead Meeting House
Topic: Meet and Greet
We'll share info on enduring the pandemic. We'll also distribute the 2021 HGC Yearbooks.


March 20, Saturday (rain date March 27th)        Time: 1:00 pm  (Note: Different day and time)
Location: Karen Israel's house
Topic: Practical Pruning!
We’ll gather for some hands-on training on the best pruning techniques from some of our club's experts. 


April 15, Wednesday             Time: 7:00 pm

Location: Hampstead Meeting House

Topic: Preparing for the Plant Sale

At this meeting we'll learn how to prepare for our "Down and Dirty" plant sale. You'll learn about digging, dividing, labeling and presenting the plants to the public. You'll come away with new found knowledge about handling and dividing perennial plants. And it's fun!


May 19, Wednesday                                                 Time: 6:00 pm (note early start time)

Location: Churchill's Garden Center, Exeter, NH

Topic: Tranquil and Restful Plantings

Come see the floral experts from Churchill's Garden Center to hear ideas on how to create a special relaxing spot at home with beautiful flowers and plants, whether in your yard or on a deck/patio. We'll also have an opportunity to tour the Garden Center and time to shop for something special.


June 16, Wednesday                                                  Time: 6:00 pm (note early start time)

Location: Sweet Hill Farm, 80 Newton Road, Plaistow, NH

Topic: Organic Farming at Sweet Hill Farm

We’ll be introduced to organic farming and get to know what Italians refer to as “campanilisimo”, that sense of place and belonging. Store manager Laura Cafiso will give us a tour and discuss the plans for this brand-new organic farm, marketplace and tavern. 


July 21, Wednesday                                                  Time: 6:00 pm (note early start time)
Location: Stephanie Carney’s Farmette
Topic: Feeding the Body and Soul with Herbs
The Carney property is truly a place that provides food for the body, mind and soul.  Our host, Stephanie, will provide herbs from her gardens and show us how she uses them in her cooking. Carpool from St. Anne's if possible.


August 18, Wednesday                                           Time: 6:00 pm (note early start time)
Location: Ed and Ginny Duston’s home
Topic: Sustaining Life from the Garden
The Duston homestead abounds with gardens, fruit trees and a greenhouse. Ed will show his knowledge of organic gardening methods, including crop rotation and companion planting. Carpool from St. Anne’s if possible.


September 15, Wednesday - Open to Public!   Time: 7:00 pm
Location: TBD
Topic: The Healing Power of Nature
HGC member Ronnie Shelley will discuss how people have long counted on nature and gardens’ ability to comfort and sustain us. 


October 20, Wednesday                                        Time: 7:00 pm
Location: TBD
Topic: The Healing Powers of Tea 
 Tea Connoisseur Nicole Gagliardi from the Spice and Tea Exchange of Portsmouth will be treating us to a presentation on herbal teas. 


November 20, Saturday                                       Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Location: TBD
Topic: Deck the Halls
“All hands on deck” as we gather to make and hang holiday decorations around the town based on the creative design from the Deck the Halls Club members will assemble the decorations, then hang them outside. Dress warmly for this fun indoor/outdoor event.


December 3, Friday                                  Time: 7:00 pm
Location:  Stephanie William's house
Topic: Holiday Party 
Let's round off the year and celebrate with our friends at our annual Holiday Party. Join fellow club members at this not-to-be-missed event for food, wine and lots of fun.

Garden Club 2021 Programs

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