Coastal Gardeners Programs
The highlight of our garden club meeting is a program or workshop led by a local expert.
September 19, 2022
Program: Dry Herbs Tincture Class
Hands On Activity Guided by Donna Buono (with assistance from Cheryl Quirk)
Those who participate will leave with a homemade dry herbs tincture.
The Dry Herbs Tincture activity will begin at 6:00 PM. Those who did not sign up, may watch how a dry herbs tincture is made or continue socializing until the “Members’ Meeting” at 7:00 PM.
October 2022 - date TBD
Field Trip: "A Local Trip to Story Hill Farm"
Native Delawarean, Helen Raleigh, will tell us her story how she changed her life to help save the planet. She will share how the Story Hill Farm team plants six acres of wildflower meadows for pollinators, saves heritage rare breed cows, and launches a small farm store of local goods with the hope of creating food security for our community. This trip is our program for October and our regularly scheduled "“Members’ Meeting” will be held at 7:00 PM on October 17th.
November 14, 2022
Program: Gardening for Butterflies: More than Milkweed
Speaker: Margaret Kimmel
Margaret was a public school science teacher for more than 20 years. She earned her master’s degree in Environmental Science with a major in Parks and Open Space Planning and Administration. Margaret was also a seasonal naturalist for DE Seashore State Park where she was responsible for leading trail hikes and kayak tours featuring the local ecology. She also presented programs on native plants, Monarch butterflies, edible plants of the seashore, and more. She has volunteered at Delaware Botanic Gardens since 2018 and helped to create their Butterflies and Blooms program.
Social: To Be Determined
January 16, 2023
Program: Ask the Arborist
Speaker: Jeremy Hager
Jeremy Hager is the founder of Coastal Plant Care in Ocean View, and has been an Arborist for 17 years. He is an ISA board certified Master Arborist and Tree Risk Assessor. He began his career in 2002 after graduating from Virginia Tech where he received his Master’s in horticulture and entomology. After working for a national tree care company, he envisioned a company that was rooted in the local community yet was able to provide the highest quality horticulture and arboriculture. Jeremy believes that every property deserves his time and attention and insists on providing recommendations and care plans that meet every client’s specific needs.
February, 2023: NO PROGRAM OR MEETING.
March 20, 2023
Speaker: Stephen Pryce Lea, Director of Horticulture at the Delaware Botanic Gardens
Program Topic: Five Season Perennials
April 17, 2023
To Be Determined
May 15, 2023
To Be Determined
June 7, 2023
Cost: Not yet determined but will be due in January. Sign-up begins September 2022.