C-Change Conversations is a non-profit organization committed to bringing the discussion of climate change out of the political arena and into local communities. This recording features the C-Change Primer, a 45-minute presentation that uses visual data, charts, and photographs to provide an accessible overview of the science behind climate change and a clear-eyed assessment of the potential risks ahead.
Following the success of our holiday virtual workshops, we are excited to share the second installment of our seasonal Floral Design video demonstrations. Many thanks to Nancy Kalal for organizing and for providing some fun projects for these dreary winter days: Valentine’s Day Floral Demonstrations
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.
Click here to join Five of Zone II’s talented Floral Designers create festive holiday designs using affordable and accessible flowers in containers and supplies that you might already own.
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!
Hi great growers! Hot off the press . . . click on the link below for the final, final version of the GCA Annual Meeting Flower Show Schedule “Around the Green” being hosted by our very own Zone II on May 11th and 12th. As you know, it is all ‘virtual’, and we have great experience in ZII from your fabulous Gavel Challenge entries.
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.
Welcome back! We are trying our best to create some sense of normalcy to our 2020-2021 Garden Club year while at the same time keeping the health and safety of our membership a priority. If you feel comfortable, please do join us for our September opening meeting on the morning of Wednesday, September 16th, which will be held outside at Waveny. We will be spread out on the back lawn, socially distanced, and we will all be wearing our masks! If the weather does not cooperate and it rains, we will move our meeting to September 23rd, same set up. Please note the earlier start time!