Calendar of Events

Note: Events are subject to change based on weather conditions and speaker availability. Check back here for the latest updated information. Please RSVP to all field trips.

March 22nd, 2023
Welcome gathering for 2023 and intro to this year’s events. Speaker Faith and Michael Shah.

Faith is called a citizen scientist & amateur by actual experts and considers herself a true Plant Nerd. Plants, trees & pollinators! Why so crucial for our birds and insects? Faith will share her knowledge and provide her favorite catalog to all. She likes to focus on plants that will look nice in Rural & Suburban settings so that people can become more familiar with the concept of
creating food & habitat as well a pretty garden. Faith & her husband, Michael, retired in 2013 and moved here to work with Wild Ones and Audubon. They successfully opposed the High Voltage Power Line and won! This was the first time she had heard of the concept of a native plant. As a pro bono lobbyist for Native Plants her mission is to encourage homeowners & ESPECIALLY developers to stop taking valuable food & habitat in the form of trees to avoid large sterile lawns that do not feed the insects.

March 28th, 2023
The Garden Club helps to set up for the HI Fire Axillary Luncheon. (not an official meeting day, but a happening we participate in each year) Looking for volunteers. If you would like to stay for lunch an R.S.V.P. to Tara is required. $10 at the door.

April 10th, 2023 8:00 am (not an official meeting day, but a day out to smell the tupils)
Trip to Mansfield, Missouri, for the Baker Seed Tulip Festival & lunch at their Vegan Restaurant.

April 19th, 2023
We’ll have a brief meeting at the Club House and then travel to Bear Creek Nursery where Heather will join us to talk about companion planting.

May 17th, 2023 9:00 a.m.
Trip to Fayetteville to see the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, Lunch and on to the Terra Studio & Sculpture garden

June 21st, 2023 9:00 a.m.
Trip to Hollister, Missouri. College of the Ozarks Green House Tour and Lunch at their renowned restaurant.

No Meetings. A planned recess for Heat issues.

September 20th, 2023
Regular meeting. Tutorial/workshop on The Art of Dried Flowers. How to prepare the flowers and arrangement of them. Presented by our very own Monica Kidwell and her friend Elena.

October 19th, 2023 11:00am
Sharing our bounty of Dried Flowers with the folks at Peachtree. Lunch included. (not a regular meeting but an annual event for the Garden Club)

Season ending. Christmas Dinner (lunch)