To stimulate the love of gardening among its members and the members of the community,
to promote conservation and to encourage civic planning and beautification.
December proved to be a Season of Giving for the New Canaan Garden Club. 2020 was a difficult year for many. We wanted to do something special around the holidays to show our appreciation to those on the front lines and continue our annual civic projects to provide a little holiday spirit to local families going through difficult times. Click here for full story in New Canaan Advertiser.
Well, despite all the restrictions we had to adhere to due to Covid-19, we managed to pull it off and once again provide the beautiful wreaths that adorn our downtown area throughout the holidays! Together, with the Beautification League, we donned our masks, moved our workstations at least six feet apart, kept our volunteer numbers low, and had a ball making our festive wreaths! Interesting fact – since 1960 the Garden Club has convened each December to make these wreaths for our downtown, and no way were we going to let a stupid pandemic get in our way! Ho-Ho-Ho!
On Sunday evening, September 20th, the Irwin Park Committee hosted a reception for Friends of Irwin Park. We wanted to thank the donors who contributed to the completion of the Flexi-Pave loop at Irwin Park.
On two consecutive Saturdays, September 19th and 26th, a group of energetic NCGC members cut down several patches of Japanese knotweed, opposite the goat pen in Irwin Park. Armed with clippers, horticultural vinegar and black coffee, they cut and bagged the branches, and then poured vinegar and coffee in the hollow stalks. Hopefully, this will weaken the roots of the invasive knotweed plants at the time when they are the weakest (producing seeds). This action is part of a 3-year project to find the safest way to eradicate invasives from Irwin Park and encourage more native pollinators to return.
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The Holiday Arrangements for Meals on Wheels and the New Canaan Inn developed three years ago as a natural extension of the annual Christmas Wreath Making workshop. Using the small...