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Program Schedule for 2017 – 2018

Program Meeting Time: Regular meetings are at 1:00 pm on the first Wednesday of the month, except January and July, when the club does not meet. The meeting place is the Boyle County Extension Office, unless otherwise notified. The Program Committee is planning some interesting field trips and social gatherings this year, with. dates and details forthcoming. Ample notice will be given prior to each event. We generally carpool for field trips, departing from the Lexington Avenue Baptist Church at 330 West Lexington Avenue in Danville.

The June 7 Garden Club meeting at 1:00 pm at the Boyle County Extension offices will  feature City Engineer, Earl Coffey, speaking about “The New Face of Water Works Park.”

All are welcome!

Save the date for our July 12 field trip to Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest. We will have a guided walking tour followed by lunch at Isaac’s Cafe’. Reservations are due by June 30. More information coming soon.

June 7, 2017
NEW FACE OF DANVILLE WATERWORKS PARK
Speaker: Earl Coffey, Danville City Engineer
Mr. Coffey will present landscape plans for the grounds at the new water treatment plant.

July 12, 2017
FIELD TRIP TO BERHEIM ARBORETUM & RESEARCH FOREST
A guided walking tour, focusing on “The Edible Garden & Sustainable Design.” Lunch to follow at Isaac’s Café. Be sure to watch for specific details coming soon.

August 2, 2017
City of Danville Tree Project

Speaker: Alexis Amorese, Boyle County Extension Agent, & Beau Weston, Centre College, Project Grant Writer
Update on the Danville Tree Project, of which GCD is the largest financial contributor.

September 6, 2017
BUILDING A NEW GARDEN
Speaker: Diane Meshako, Professional Landscaper & GCD Member
A presentation on starting your landscape “fresh” or “remodeling” you old landscape.

September 20, 2017
TOUR OF MEMBERS’ GARDENS
The members’ gardens are to be announced. A lawn Luncheon (box) will be held after the tour. Details to be announced.

October 4, 2017
DESIGN “HOW TO’S” DEMONSTRATION
Speaker: Kay Arnold, Member
Discussion and demonstrations of how to create floral designs with the intent of overcoming your fears.

November 1, 2017
HOLIDAY DESIGN WORKSHOP
Speaker: Jennifer Shevlin, Member, Interior Designer
This will be a participatory program with Jennifer assisting members in creating a “side table” arrangement for the holidays. Details concerning supplies will be announced in October.

February 7, 2018
SHRINK YOUR LAWN AND GO NATIVE
Speaker: Alicia Bosela, Ironwood Native Plant Nursery, owner, Columbia, KY
Discover the beauty and bounty of using native plants; save water, add sustainability, attract pollinators, and so much more.

March 7, 2018
PROGRAM TO BE ANNOUNCED

Projects & Activities

Arbor Day
As a community service, the club buys and plants trees in conjunction with Danville’s Arbor Day ceremonies.

Bellevue and Hilldale Cemeteries
Living memorial gifts provide funds for planting and upkeep of trees, shrubs and flowers in the cemeteries. Club members work with the City of Danville’s Cemetery Committee to plan and implement landscape designs, as needed.

Boyle County Public Library
North Third Street, Danville
Memorial book gifts are made by the club in honor of deceased members. Members provide flower arrangements for special occasions. An annual National Garden Week exhibit is mounted by the club.

Central Kentucky Wildlife Refuge
Carpenter’s Fork, Boyle County
An annual donation is included in the budget. Some members volunteer as a personal project.

Constitution Square Historic Site
Main Street, Danville
The Mary Akin Memorial Kitchen Herb Garden adjacent to historic Greyson Tavern on the Square was designed, developed and is maintained by club members. The club created a Certified Monarch Waystation in the garden in 2015.

Danville and Boyle County Schools
The Garden Club of Danville often works with schools in the area to support their gardening projects. Assistance has included financial help, consultations, and volunteering for specific school projects related to gardening.

Ephraim McDowell
Commonwealth Cancer Center
Members of the Concern for Others/Garden Therapy Committee meet approximately quarterly with the Cancer Support Group at the Cancer Center to share a meal and engage in a garden-related craft activity. The Committee plans the project and provides the materials. Members of the Cancer Support Group are individuals from many walks of life who are cancer patients, survivors, or family members of those touched by cancer. The group is led by devoted nurses, and, since 2012, the Garden Club has been honored to be a partner. In recent years, funds to help support the partnership have been donated by the Presbyterian Church of Danville.

Ephraim McDowell House, Danville
The Apothecary Garden, located beside the pharmacy at McDowell House, was originally planted by Dr. Ephraim McDowell, and was restored by The Garden Club of Danville in the mid-1970s. The club continues the garden’s renovation and maintenance.

Penny Pines Project
The National Garden Club partners with the USDA Forest Service to sustain our national and urban forests through reforestation and forest education programs. One of the ways our club supports this effort is by collecting small change at each garden club meeting. Every $68 collected is sent to the Nation Garden Club to support reforestation of our nation’s forests. Donations are made in honor of a garden club member the Board selects as someone deserving of recognition.