A&M GARDEN CLUB 2021 – 2022 PROGRAMS & PILGRIMAGES (Note: all programs start at 10:30 am except those marked with an *, which start at 9:30 am before the business meeting.) All the following are subject to change, and may be conducted via ZOOM instead of in person, depending on the Covid 19 situation!
Aug. 13. 2021 “A&M Garden Club Membership Social” will be a Potluck gathering, bring your friends and a dish to share, and learn about programs & events for the coming year.
Sept. 10, 2021. – Cheryl Lewis, member of A&M Garden Club, President of Post Oak Chapter Native Plant Society of Texas, will speak on “Native Plants for Birds” – why native plants are important for people, which native plants provide food and shelter for birds, and the importance of vegetation diversity for bird diversity.
Oct. 8, 2021. Robert “Skip” Richter, County Extension Agent-Horticulture Radio Show Host of “Gardening Success” “Fall Planting for Cool Season and Spring Color”.
Nov 12, 2021. Ron Bolton, Owner of The Nursery, and vendor at Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market will speak on “Growing and Cooking with Herbs”.
Dec. 10, 2021. Short Business Meeting at 9:30 a.m., followed by Holiday Social Potluck luncheon and optional garden-related gift exchange.
Jan 14 2022. Sarah McReynolds, Former President Texas Garden Clubs, will teach us “Design with Recycled Materials” – we will learn how recycled items can be used to design for your home and flower shows, how we can make things artfully for our gardens, and how to make all sorts of garden club related recycled gifts.
Feb 11, 2022 . AMGC Members Judy Schafer and Deana Dossey will present a program on “Workshop Tips and Practice for Botanical Arts” and provide tops to preppare materials for pressed flowers for botanical arts, pressed plant material bookmark, greeting card or decorated gift box.
March 11, 2022. Program by AMGC Members Heather White and Norma Jean Stokes who will conduct a “Cheer Bouquets Workshop” small container arrangements for the elderly in a care facility, to be distributed to the facility after the meeting on behalf of the club as a service project.
April 8, 2022. David McAden, Brazos County Master Gardener, will present a program on “Succulents and Cacti”, telling us about types that do well outdoors in our area, types of soil to use, and some unusual varieties.
May 13, 2022 COMBINATION OF OUR HORTICULTURE SPECIALTY SHOW (BOTANICAL ARTS AND PHOTOGRAPHY AS WELL AS HORTICULTURE “TEXAS, OUR TEXAS”) and REGULAR END OF YEAR POTLUCK LUNCHEON AND MEETING. TIMES AND ORDER OF ACTIVITIES TO BE ANNOUNCED CLOSER TO DATE.
Tentatively: Morning – Entries Submitted
Members and Guests Potluck Luncheon
Afternoon – Winners Announced
Installation of Officers
Show open to the Public
PILGRIMAGES: BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR CHANGES!
September 17, 2021 – Aquatic Greens Farm, Bryan
October 14, 2021 – Magnolia Hill Gardens, Brenham
November 19, 2021 – Brookwood Nursery and Cafe, Brookshire
December 18, 2021 – Old Fort Parker, Groesbeck, “Christmas at the Fort”.
January 20, 2022 – St. Francis’ Wolf Sanctuary, Navasota
March 28, 2022 – Herb Society of America Pioneer Unit Sale, Roundtop
April 9, 2022 – Waco Iris Society Annual Sale, Waco