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Our meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September through June. Meetings are generally held in the lower-level room at the Canton Community Center.  Visitors are always welcome! A social hour that includes delicious food begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by a business meeting.  The speaker program which is open to the public begins at 11:00 a.m.


The speaker programs are open to the public unless otherwise noted. There is a $5.00 guest fee for non-members.  The speaker programs begin at 11:00 a.m. in the Canton Community Center, lower level room, unless otherwise noted.

September 12, 2023 - "White Oak's Effect on our Mosses and Lichens." Steve Messier will discuss how white oaks play a significant role in the ecology of our dry-mesic forests. 


November 14, 2023 - "Rain Gardens" with speaker Dr. Michael Dietz.  Dr. Dietz will discuss why stormwater runoff is a problem, and how stormwater practices like rain gardens can be a practical solution.  He will cover topics such as how to determine the best location for a rain garden, how to size and install the garden properly, the best types of plants to use, and how to maintain it. 

January 9, 2024 - "Community and Backyard Composting" with speaker Michelle Winkler.

February 13, 2024 - "Native Plants" with speaker Margery Winters from the Roaring Brook Nature Center.  Margery manages the Nature Center's native plant gardens and is an advocate for the role of natives in our designed landscapes.  *This meeting and presentation is at Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracey Road, Canton, CT 06019.  Cancelled due to snow.  Will be rescheduled for next fall.

March 12, 2024  - "Gardening at a Time of Climate Change" with speaker Christine Darnell.  Christine is a garden and landscape designer known for habitat-based naturalistic plantings and outstanding planting combinations.

April 9, 2024 - Social hour and general meeting at the Canton Community Center.  No speaker presentation.  Off-site field trip for members only.

May 14, 2024 - "Bees: Pollinators and Their Effect on Our Ecosystem" with speaker Katherine Wolko.

June 11, 2024 - We have our Annual Club Luncheon at a member's private residence in which we celebrate our accomplishments for the year.  Off-site meeting.


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