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Joking around at December program
Donating planting tables and garden tools to Primary Grades in Thompson CT
Visiting Florence Griswold Museum & Gardens
Quiet Corner Garden Club (QCGC) members share a love of gardens and wildlife, enjoy learning, love to meet new people, and want to share our time, talents and love of nature with others who feel the same way. Members come from the Quiet Corner towns of Northeast CT and, recently, from south central Massachusetts. The Quiet Corner Garden Club is an active, working garden club.
History: The garden club was established in 1978 by local resident Mary Larson and some of her friends. They got together in each other’s home to learn more about home gardening. Over the years, the garden club grew from approximately 25 members to over 60 active members today. Meeting ten months each year, we learn about all aspects of gardening and plant management from experts in their fields, do hands-on gardening projects, enjoy workshops, trips, and committee work.
Volunteerism: Garden club members have been involved in many local community civic projects over the past forty years. We volunteer at the Goodwin Forest Conservation Center in Hampton and the People’s Harvest Vegetable Garden in Pomfret. Some members are on the boards of the Woodstock Beautification Committee and the Palmer Arboretum. We have helped with gardening chores at the Thompson Library and in Woodstock: Woodstock Veterans Monuments, May Library, Woodstock Town Common, Palmer Arboretum, Roseland Cottage, Roseland Park, and the Woodstock Historical Society’s grounds.
Civic Projects: Each year we create holiday evergreen wreaths, donating them to local town buildings. This year, 55 wreaths were given out by garden club members to public buildings in Eastford, Killingly, Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson, and Woodstock.
Scholarships: The Quiet Corner Garden Club has a long-standing tradition of offering scholarships to high school seniors who have been accepted to college with the intention of majoring in an agriculture/horticulture-related field of study, such as agronomy, floriculture, forestry, landscape design, environmental studies, or other allied studies. This year the scholarship committee is broadening its scholarship program, adding a college scholarship for similar majors, and a scholarship to a garden club member interested in applying for a CT master gardener certificate. Read more.
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