A&M GARDEN CLUB 2020-2021 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. 14,2020. “A&M Garden Club Membership Social” will be a Members Only event, conducted via Zoom. Details will be sent out via email.
Sept. 11, 2020. – VIA ZOOM – Heather White, MD, member of A&M Garden Club, a 5-Star in National Garden Club, and serves on NGC Board will speak on “Getting More Members for the Club”
Oct. 9, 2020. VIA ZOOM. Lisa Whittlesey, B.S. Horticulture TAMU, M.Ag Horticulture TAMU, Program Coordinator Junior Master Gardener Program will speak on “Designs from Your Backyard”.
Nov 13, 2020. VIA ZOOM. Johnathan Caples, TAMU Doctorial Candidate in Landscape Design, recipient of William C. Welch Foundation Scholarship, will speak on “Companion Plants in Containers.”
Dec. 11, 2020. VIA ZOOM. Shannon Avila and Heather Murphy,Programs Manager and Special Programs Coordinator, of Brazos Valley Food Bank will speak on Brazos Valley Food Bank and its Back Pack Programs for Children.
Jan 8, 2021. Judy Schafer, A&M Garden Club Member, Past President, Past Flower Show Judge, Design Consultant, and Landscape Design Consultant will speak on “Dried Plant Material designs” – Make and Take!
Feb 12, 2021. Dr. Jim Kracht will present a program on Creating a Meditation Garden. (Note this is a change from the previously scheduled program.)
March 12, 2021. Program by Suzanne Milstead and Heather White on Plants for the Flower Show (which has been postponed indefinitely due to Covid) and completion of entry forms. Stay tuned for new date for Show!
April 9, 2021. Cheryl Lewis, A&M Garden Club Member, will speak on “Native Plants and their Place in Climate Control”.
May 14, 2021 “End-of-Garden Club Year” Pot luck lunch – Installation of 2021-22 Officers, discussion about the upcoming year and information on National and State Garden Clubs, and our own District V/Zone II., and a review of our own Garden Year to date. NOTE: This end-of-Garden Club Year event will probably be held at an outdoor venue. with members bring their own snacks/lunches.
PILGRIMAGES: Since at this time many venues are not yet scheduling tours, this is a list of “probable” visits: John Fairey Gardens in October, Brookwood lunch & shopping (scheduled for November), Old Fort Parker for Christmas at the For in Decembert, B-Weaver Apiaries in January, A return to Brookwood in February, and possible tour of Blackwood Land Institute in March.