Meetings and programs from previous years...
March 21 Trimming & Pruning Ornamental Trees ~ Presentation by Jim Kessler, Retired District Forester
April 18 How to Get Started with Backyard Chickens ~ Presentation by Master Gardener Susan Maslar
May 16 Live Wreath Demonstration by Club Member Janie Matthews
July 18 Tour of Lambertson's Lily Farm and covered dish dinner
August 15 Garden Club Luncheon at Creekside Grove featuring Red Rock Barbecue in Great Bend
September 19 Our Local Watershed ~ Presentation by Cheryl Nolan, Watershed Specialist
October 17 ANNUAL MEETING ~ "Fascinating Fungi", a Presentation on Mushrooms by Dave Waselewski,
Mycologist & Faculty Member of Luzerne County Community College
November 14 Holiday Arrangement ~ Presentation by Club Member Nina Reudemann
December 12 Holiday Party ~ Italian Buffet at Pettinato's in Carbondale
March 15 Organic Gardening ~ Presentation by Sheryl Popkin
April 19 Growing Lavender in NEPA ~ A presentation by Gayle O'Brien from Humming Hill Lavender Farm & Apiary
May 17 Paint Your Garden ~ Demonstration by Artist Joe Kluck
June 25 Tour of the Children's Garden
July 19 Covered Dish Dinner and Flower Arranging ~ Demonstration by Michael O'Neill from the House of Flowers
August 16 Garden Club Luncheon at Creekside Grove ~ Food Demonstration by Sarah Bodner from Harvest Catering
September 20 Presentation by Corky's Garden Center in Justus
October 18 ANNUAL MEETING ~ Presentation by Paul Epsom from Greystone Gardens in Clarks Summit
November 15 Thanksgiving Arrangement by Club Member Janelle Zigon
December 13 Holiday Party
March 18 Organic Farming and Sustainable Agriculture presented by Liz Piriczky
from Overlook Farms at Fuller Estate in Dalton
April 21 Flowers for Pollinating ~ A presentation by Phyllis Reinhart, Master Gardener
May 19 The Art of Bonsai Presented by Sue Crane, owner of Two Cranes, growers of bonsai, orchids & topiary
June 20 Yoga for Gardeners ~ Saturday 9:30 am at JoAnn Hall's ~ Tips from Kim Evans, yoga instructor and personal trainer from the Carbondale YMCA
July 21 Covered dish dinner & Intro to Basket Weaving by Charlie & Ginny Ahearn, 6:00 pm at Lake Idlewild Pavilion
August 18 Luncheon at Donna Caputo's home ~ Food Demonstration by Chef Gene Litz, Thirteen Olives in Clarks Summit
September 15 Edible Flowers ~ Presentation by Jane Risse, executive director of the Nay Aug Greenhouse Project
(Program changed to Topiary Art by Sue Crane, owner of Two Cranes, growers of bonsai, orchids & topiary)
October 20 ANNUAL MEETING ~ Presentation on Hydroponics by Bill Banta, owner of Rowland's Pennsylvania Produce
November 17 Making a Terrarium ~Presentation by Creekside Garden Center in Tunkhannock
(Program changed to presentation by Jane Risse, executive director of the Nay Aug Greenhouse Project)
December 16 Holiday Party at Stone Bridge
March 18 Lasagna Gardening (or gardening in layers) ~ Presentation by Carol Matheson, Master Gardener
April 15 Syrup and other maple products ~ Presentation by Lisa Burke from Burke Maple Syrup
May 2 Container Gardening by Michelle Davis, Master Gardener.
July 15 Afternoon Garden Tea ~ Laurie Graham's garden, 2 pm
Presentation and Honey Tasting by beekeeper Ellen McGlynn
August 19 Garden Club Luncheon ~ Noon at the home of Donna Caputo with a food demonstration by Janie Matthews
September 16 Presentation by Creekside Garden Center of Tunkhannock
October 21 Annual Meeting ~Presentation by Michael Mizen, local gardener & Philadelphia Flower Show Exhibitor
November 18 Herbal and therapeutic soaps, lotions and balms ~ Presentation by Michael Wysocke, Sassy Albert Soaps
December 17 Holiday Party
March 19 Getting Ready for Spring with speaker Trevor Kashuba from Corky's Garden Center in Justus
May 21 Meeting and planning session for Plant Exchange & Marketplace
July 13 House & Garden Tour ~ 11:00 am at David Trachtenberg & Jerry Perlman's home in Clifford
August 20 Garden Luncheon ~ 1:00 pm at Donna Caputo's home with food presentation by Ann Marie Noone
September 17 Monarch Butterflies presented by Ed Wesley from Butterfly Barn Nature Center
October 15 Annual Meeting ~ Growing Orchids in the Home presented by Cathy Sullivan from Annie's Orchids
November 19 Horticultural Gardening presented by Janelle Zigon
December Holiday Party ~ Details and date to be announced
March 20 Emily Dickinson's Garden by Ed Wesley, Naturalist
April 17 The Gluten Free Diet by Laure Stastik, RN & RD from Alternative Eating in Scranton
May 14 Birdwatching with Nancy Wottrich of Florence Shelley Preserve in Thompson, 8 am
July 17 Potluck Picnic at 6 pm at Lake Idlewild Pavilion
August 21 Garden Luncheon at 1 pm at Donna Caputo's home with food presentation by Gene Litz from Patsel's & iBiscotti.com
September 18 Monarch Butterflies by Ed Wesley from Butterfly Barn Nature Center
October 16 Annual Meeting ~ Fall Gardening Tips by Trevor and Corey Kashuba from Corky's Garden Center
November 20 Basic Herbs presented by Master Gardener Maureen Kupiec
December 12 Holiday Party at Stone Bridge at 6:30 pm
March 15 Nutrition and organic food ~ Presenter from Moss Hollow
April 19 Organic gardening presented by Donna Zagrapan, Master Gardener
May 17 Plant Exchange Planning Meeting ~ Nancy Ross' home at Crosswind Farm, Bunnell Farm Road
July 19 Luncheon Meeting at June Walter's home with presentation by Michael O'Neil from House of Flowers
August 16 Pot Luck Dinner Meeting ~ Idlewild Lake pavilion
September 20 Meeting on Rail-Trails ~ Take a walk on the Rail-Trails with Lynn Conrad identifying trees
October 15 "Birding in Susquehanna County" presentation by Nancy Wottrich
November 15 Jeffers' Farm House with Nina Ruedemann doing Christmas wreath demonstration and pot luck soup dinner
December Christmas Party
March 16 LeRaysville Cheese Factory program
April 20 Herbal soaps and lotions presented by Michael Wysocke, Sassy Albert's Soaps
May 18 Fiddle Lake Farm ~ a tour of Bed and Breakfast and future organic gardens
July 20 Luncheon meeting at the home of Helene Tinsley in West Clifford
August 17 Potluck picnic at the Lake Idlewild Pavilion, Rt. 374
September 21 Wine making presentation at Maiolatesi Wine Cellar at 5:00 pm
October 19 Flower arranging by Michael O'Neil of House of Flowers in Forest City
November 16 "Still Life's With Flowers" ~ A program by Roderica Tilley
December 15 Holiday Party at Stonebridge Inn & Restaurant
March 17 Growing Plants from Seeds presented by Susan Maslar
April 21 Landscape Design & Lawn Care presented by Dan Bantell
May 19 Plant Exchange planning session
June 16 Light Lunch and meeting at Lois Todd's home ~program on Attracting Wild Birds & Butterflies to Your Garden
presented by Lee Grimes, Master Gardener
July 21 Arranging Flowers from your Garden with Michael O'Neill from The House of Flowers
August 18 Potluck Picnic at Lake Idlewild Pavilion
September 15 Growing Hydrangeas presented by Sharon Ward, Master Gardener
October 20 Putting Your Garden to Bed presented by Gretchen Ludders, Master Gardener
November 17 Houseplants presented by Phyllis Reinhardt, Master Gardener
December 15 Holiday Party at Stone Bridge at 6:30 pm
In the early years of the club's existence, programs were held periodically rather than monthly.
October 10, 2007 ~ Lee Nelson, horticultural speaker and consultant for beautification projects in the Binghamton area, presented a slide program and explained how to keep gardens looking good all year long.
July 11, 2007 at the Lackawanna State Park ~ Members were taken on a nature walk led by Environmental Education Specialist, Angela Lambert. She pointed out many local wildflowers and a few invasive plants. Following the walk, a presentation on herbs was given by Master Gardeners, Selma Etter and Colleen Bobrovcan.
April 12, 2007 ~ Paul Epsom, owner of Greystone Gardens, a specialist garden center in Clarks Summit, spoke at our meeting. Epsom is also The Victory Garden's garden correspondent, hosting the series' "Tried & True" segments and providing viewers with indispensable advice and gardening guidance. He has been featured on WNEP's successful Home and Backyard TV program for well over 400 episodes. In 2003 and 2004 Paul won Garden Globe awards for his work on both of these programs.
November 8, 2006 ~ Kristen of Kristen's Creations on Main Street in Clifford gave a wreath making demonstration
October 11, 2006 ~ Richard Jost, a member of the National Orchid Society and the owner of Jungle Paradise located in Benton, PA presented a program about orchids. A variety of samples from his extensive orchid collection were available for sale.
April 12, 2006 ~ Donna Murphy, a Technology Transfer Specialist with the USDA Forest Service, gave a presentation on Invasive Plants in NE PA. Her lecture focused on defining the term "invasive plant", the characteristics of invasive plants, their degrading impact on our native environments, and ways to protect healthy native plant communities. Brochures including a list of invasive plants in PA were provided by DCNR for members.
October 12, 2005 ~ Molly Philbin, education coordinator for the Earthbox Company, did a presentation on the development, test trials and the resulting product with its application for commercial and leisure gardeners. The system allows for simplified and automatic watering and fertilizing and the elimination of weeding. Equally suitable for flowers and vegetables, the Earthbox can be used on farms, at public sites, on patios, and even to adorn bridges.
The Mountain View Garden Club sponsored its 3rd Speaker's Luncheon on May 4, 2011 at Elkview Country Club at Crystal Lake. The speaker was Jerry Fritz, proprietor of Linden Hill Gardens and Jerry Fritz Garden Design in Ottsville, PA. Jerry is a graduate of Delaware Valley College of Science & Agriculture in Doylestown. He is a garden designer who loves sharing his passion for perennials with others. He has appeared on the Martha Stewart Show on numerous occasions. For additional information on the speaker, go to lindenhillgardens.com.
The garden club sponsored its 2nd Speaker's Luncheon on May 12, 2010 at 11:30 am at Elkview Country Club, Crystal Lake. The speaker was Daniel Krall, Associate Professor at Cornell University; Landscape Architect and Historian of the American Landscape.
A luncheon was held at the Elkview Country Club on May 6, 2009 beginning at 11:30 am. Duane Campbell, the speaker, is a nationally known garden columnist and Master Gardener from Towanda.
Harvest Dance & BBQ Dinners
October 24, 2009 ~ Harvest Dance & Chicken BBQ, a fun evening co-sponsored by the Mountain View Garden Club and the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire Company. The dinner beginning at 6:30 pm at the Fire Hall on Rt. 106 featured delicious Chicken Barbecue, home made dessert, music and dancing!
October 25, 2008 ~ The Garden Club and Clifford Twp. Volunteer Fire Company co-sponsored a Harvest Dance and Chicken Barbecue Dinner with music by DJ Terry Rockwell.
September 29, 2007 ~ Square Dance & BBQ Dinner co-sponsored by the Mountain View Garden Club and Clifford Twp. Volunteer Fire Company.
Friday, June 30, 2006 ~ Clifford Township Bicentennial Celebration Buffet BBQ Dinner & Country Square Dance
The Garden Club was pleased to participate in Clifford Township's Bicentennial Celebration by hosting a Country Square Dance at the Clifford Township Fire Hall. A buffet BBQ Dinner was catered by Munley's Grove followed by a variety of sweet treats made by club members for dessert. Everyone enjoyed music for square dancing and polka, twist, cha cha, swing, jitterbug and others!
The celebration continued through the weekend; visit the web site: www.cliffordpa.com.
The garden club archives includes meetings and programs from previous years
...speakers' luncheons held from 2009-2011
...square dances and BBQs held from 2006-2009