Unless otherwise specified, all meetings are held at Second Baptist Church,
100 North Main Street, Suffield, CT.
The times shown are for the start of our guest speaker program.
A light meal and short business meeting precede all programs by 1 hour and 15 minutes.
You are welcome to attend the whole meeting or arrive for just the guest speaker portion.
Oct 1 @ 7:00 pm: “Bee Keeping and Flowers”
Andrew Preissner is an active member of local beekeepers societies. In his spare time, he can often be found teaching the introduction to beekeeping and producing honey products. He joins us today to provide us with an introduction to beekeeping as it relates to our flower gardens. In his other life, Andrew is a recent President of the Suffield Chamber of Commerce and the owner of Amptech Consulting.
Nov 5 @ 1:00 pm: “Suffield Agriscience Center”
This meeting which is hosted by the students and held at SHS is for members only.
The Suffield Garden Club is invited every other year to join the students of the Suffield High School Agriscience Center for a tour and discussion on their work and aspirations. The students plan and prepare a great meal and an interesting program for us.
Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm: “Daisy Stone Studio”
Susie Hanna of Daisy Stone Studio comes to us from the Berkshires. She will create holiday floral designs in her signature style which focuses on a natural, textural look combined with unique elements. Daisy Stone is especially known for its team of wedding floral designers lead by Susie and her ability to draw from life experiences to produce unique work. Susie studied Floral Design at the New York Botanical Gardens.
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm: “The Mycobiome of the Garden”
Eugenia Bone has been inspired to pursue a career as a food writer, author, Italian cook, mushroom
hunter and master canner. Her presentation will provide an overview of fungal biology and illustrate how a little mycology can make you a better mushroom cook. Eugenia's work has appeared in many publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Saveur, Food & Wine, and Gourmet.
Her most recent book, Microbia; A Journey into the Unseen World Around You, is a study of life
from the microbial point of view.
Mar 4 @ 7:00 pm: “Inspired by Nature”
Patricia Parker has been exploring the wonders of nature from a young age and celebrates the natural world in her paintings and drawings. Seeing clearly is the first step to understanding the close connection between humans and other living things. The strength of Patricia’s work lies not only in the visual representation of the organic world but in the underlying abstract structure of each image.
Apr 1 @ 1:00 pm: “The History of Elizabeth Park”
Suffield now has its own Master Consulting Rosarian. Marci Martin moved from Windsor Conn. to Suffield in May 2018 with 125 of her roses to love, care for, and share. Five years ago, Marci stepped down as Rosarian Curator for the Elizabeth Park Conservancy, a position she held since 2008. The Elizabeth Park Rose Garden opened to the public in the spring of 1904, making it America’s oldest municipal rose garden. As curator Marcy was responsible for the health and well-being of its 15,000 roses.
May 6 @ 1:00 pm: “Bench Show”
[Description to come]