September 11, 2018
Niccole Bartley, Cross Street Flower Farm, Norwell, MA crossstreetflowerfarm.com
Cross Street Flower Farm is a cut flower farm in Norwell, Massachusetts started by two friends, Nikki Bartley and Cara Gilmartin. They met as fellow moms when their babies (they have 6 kids between them) were in preschool together and their friendship grew over our shared love of growing flowers. In the summer of 2015, they began growing a small plot of flowers at Nikki's house and selling them to Norwell Farms- a community farm in town where they are both Board Members. They are now farming about 1.5 acres around town and growing over 50 unique, specialty cut flower varieties from April to October.
October 9, 2018 - Evening Meeting
Susan Leigh Anthony, Doveflower Cottage Designs, Scituate, MA
Master Gardener Susan Anthony is the perennial buyer and expert at Kennedy’s Country Gardens in Scituate, MA. She has had a landscape design and maintenance business since 1978 and has held many positions as an active member of the New England Unit of the Herb Society of America. She has been teaching and designing since 1984 and is presenting a program on ‘putting the garden to bed.’
November 13, 2018 - Greens workshop
Join us to help with the mechanics for our upcoming greens sale. There will be no presenter during this meeting.
December 11, 2018
Lisa Oberholzer-Gee Holiday Floral Designs lgeefloral.weebly.com
Ms. Gee is a Cambridge based freelance floral artist. She has traveled widely and incorporates techniques from all over the world in her designs. She has a floral certificate of design from Longwood Garden, Pennsylvania and has taught floral classes at the New York Botanical Gardens as well as designed entrance arrangements for the MFA’s Art in Bloom exhibit. She will be demonstrating arrangements for the holiday season.
January 8, 2019
Rebecca Warner thesustainable-enoughgarden.com
Ms. Warner is a home gardener who has been on a journey toward sustainable gardening - a garden toward a garden that is less work and better for the environment. She is coming to share her tips and successes we can incorporate in our own gardens: soil improvement, attracting pollinators, native plants and habitat, water conservation and earth-friendly alternatives to the traditional lawn.
March 12, 2019
Jana Milbocker The Garden Tourist, enchantedgardensdesign.com
Ms. Milbocker is the author of The Garden Tourist, a guide to 120 destination gardens and nurseries in the northeast. She is a gardener, designer, lecturer and writer who owns Enchanted Gardens Landscape, a design firm in Holliston, MA. She also blogs from her website with photo essays of topics and gardens which in 2018 included a compilation of listings of plant sales throughout the northeast and a visit to Chesterwood, the gardens of sculptor Daniel Chester French.
April 9, 2019 - Evening Meeting
Martha Chiarchiaro will be presenting a program on the history of floral painting through the ages. She has a masters’ degree in art history from Williams College and teaches a variety of evening courses for adults at the Worcester Art Museum, as well as undergraduate classes in the history of art at Worcester State University.
May 14, 2019
Laura Bibler, landscape designer ldbibler.com
Ms. Bibler (who presented a program on ‘Sequence of Bloom’ to CGCD in 2016) is presenting a program titled "Our Grandmothers Knew What They Were Doing." She has been creating and directing private landscape design installations at private homes and historic estates since 1997. Holding a graduate certificate in landscape design from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, Ms. Bibler is active in the historic garden preservation activities of the Garden club Federations of Massachusetts and has worked on many gardens under the care of the Trustees of Reservations.
General Meetings are held every second Tuesday from September thru June at the Duxbury Bay Maritime School, 457 Washington Street, Duxbury, Massachusetts. Unless otherwise noted, the format is: Coffee and tea from 9am to 9:30am, Business Meeting from 9:30am to 10am, Program from 10am to 11:30am.
Meetings are open to the public for a nominal fee of $5.00. Everyone is welcome.