Hydrangea at Chanticleer Gardens. Photo credit Ellen Fury
UP NEXT: Fall/Winter 2017 programs TBA All club programs will be held at the Lawrence Township Senior Center at 30 E. Darrah Lane unless noted otherwise. Newcomers welcome!
Monday September 19, 2016 at 7 p.m. FeederWatch by Tom Cosmas also: Garden Book exchange Join avid birdwatcher and member of the Washington Crossing Audubon Society Tom Cosmas as he talks about the FeederWatch project. Originating at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, FeederWatch monitors bird trends and breeding populations nationwide and how they may be affected by climate change. Learn more about the birds you see every day. Tom worked for many years as an Environmental Specialist at the New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection. *bring garden books to exchange with members and guests*
Sunday October 2, 2016 12:30 pm-4:00 pm COMMUNITY DAY Village Park in Lawrenceville A fun day for all ages. Meet businesses, clubs and organizations in our community. Food, music, pony rides and games. Stop by our table to say hello!
Monday October 17, 2016 at 7 p.m. Aldo Leopold by Prof. Daniel Druckenbrod Before Aldo Leopold became an author, educator, ecologist, philosopher and environmentalist, he attended The Lawrenceville School from 1904-1905. Leopold's observations and insights about the surrounding landscape while at school started him on his way to seeing the natural world "as a community to which we belong". Professor Daniel Druckenbrod's presentation will be framed in the context of the local environment during Leopold's formative experiences. Professor Druckenbrod teaches Geological, Environmental and Marine Sciences at Rider University. For information about the Aldo Leopold Foundation visit www.aldoleopold.org
*November club meeting to craft a project to benefit Meals on Wheels recipients. Members only.*
Monday March 20, 2017 BAMBOO by David Bosted David Bosted will share his love and knowledge of bamboo. Hear about different types of bamboos, their properties, and how to care for them. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about these amazing plants from a lively and engaging speaker. David came to love bamboo while working as Assistant Attorney General for the island of Micronesia in the Western Pacific. After many years at the NJDEP and NJ Dept. of Education, David has retired but remains very active as an environmentalist and as Vice-President of the Lawrence Nature Center.
Monday April 17, 2017 at 7 p.m. Japanese Zen Garden by Teresita Bastides-Heron What is a Zen Garden? Our own Teresita Bastides-Heron will introduce the history, purpose and design of gardens that epitomize the beauty of simplicity. Adults and children alike can learn about the materials to make their own special garden at home. Teresita is Vice President of Sustainable Lawrence, a board member of LNC, and President of the Greater Eldridge Park Neighborhood Association. *Note: plant exchange has been rescheduled to our May 15 meeting. Saturday, May 13, 2017 11:00 am-4:00 pm Mother Nature Festival at Lawrence Nature Center Visit the center at 481 Drexel Avenue off Route 206 South this Saturday Rain or shine. Family activities and programs, demonstrations, music and more. Stop by our table for club information and great deals on easy-to-grow plants and shrubs.
Monday May 15, 2017 Climate Change for Farms and Gardens by Pam Mount also: Plant exchange Pam Mount will discuss how the changing climate affects farms and gardens, and the steps necessary to to keep farms productive and gardens luxurious. Pam is a member of the Climate Change Committee at Rutgers University as well as local environmental education group C-Change. She has served as Lawrence Township councilwoman and mayor, and is currently President of the Lawrence Nature Center and Sustainable Lawrence. She has owned Terhune Farm with husband Gary since 1975. *PLANT EXCHANGE-BRING A PLANT, TAKE A PLANT* Gardeners love to share!
Monday June 19, 2017 Club picnic hosted by President Pam Mills