Theme: “Embracing Our Environment”
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held at the
East Side Congregational, U.C.C., 284 Robinson St., Binghamton NY (607) 722-1017. Note: Please use the driveway entrance between the church and parsonage. Also at this entrance is an automatic stair chair and handicap ramp. Please park on Robinson St. Doing our part to be environmentally conscious, please bring, if you are able, your own mug for coffee or tea to all meetings.
Binghamton Garden Club programs include learning the latest techniques in gardening, the versatility on growing herbs, Camellia’s and wildflowers. Learn more about the disappearance of our pollinators, all you every wanted to know about dragonflies and damselflies. The importance of how climate change is affecting our state, and what impact a gas pipe line would have on our environment. To top it off, discover how “Silvia’s Kids”, our college graduates, are protecting the environment in America and feeding the hungry in Africa.
April 7 - Thursday-Spring LuncheonTime: 10:30 am Board Meeting - 12 noon Luncheon and Program
Place: The P.S. Restaurant, 100 Rano Blvd., Vestal, NY (607) 770-0056
Speaker: Sandra Cardone is an amateur gardener, and Camellia enthusiast. Topic: “Camellias: Flowers in Winter”
Reports: Yearbooks, Audit, World Gardening, Arbor Day
May 5 Thursday - Time: 10:30 am Board Meeting - 1:00 pm General Meeting
Speaker: Mary Ann Cuff - Topic: Becoming a Wildflower Enthusiast
Mary Ann will discuss her love of wildflowers, and through the use of digital slides, she will show how she encourages others to become wildflower enthusiasts.
Reports: Civic Beautification, Drupa Scholarship
June 2 Thursday - Time: 10:30 am Board Meeting - 1:00 pm General Meeting
Topic:“A Drupa Scholarship Winners Meet & Greet”
Join us as we welcome “Silvia’s Kids”, our Drupa Scholarship winners past and present, and hear what exciting work they are involved in.
Reports: Healing Gardens, Garden Therapy, Binghamton Zoo,
July 7 Thursday - Location: Otsiningo Park - Time: 12:00 pm
Topic: Come and enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow garden clubbers at our annual picnic. Binghamton Garden Club member, Carl Letson, will offer a brief talk on the proposed Constitution natural gas line installation, and its impact on the local environment. The Constitution has become a major battle for environmental groups that oppose natural gas infrastructure, and who see the project as a way to increase New York’s dependence on fossil fuels at a time when more renewable energy sources are being encouraged.
Please bring a dish to pass and your own table service. Drinks provided.
Reports: Civic Beautification, Seasonal Creations
Aug. 4 Thursday - Summer Luncheon -Time: 10:30 a.m. Board Meeting - 12:00 noon Luncheon
Place: Afton River Club 1 Maple St., Afton, NY (607) 639-3060 - Speaker: Ed Kuhlman President of Tioga Gardens, Inc. Topic: “Disappearing Pollinators”
Through the use of digital slides, Ed will talk about the quickly disappearing pollinators in our gardens.
Reports: New York State Fair, Finch Hollow
Sept. 1 Thursday - Time: 10:30 am Board Meeting - 1:00 pm General Meeting
Speaker: Elaine Gregory; Master Gardener, and Cutler Botanic Herb Garden leader. Topic: “The Versatile Herb Garden”
Elaine will talk and demonstrate the versatility of the herbs we can grow in our gardens or in containers. She makes many of her own herbal products.
Reports: Nature Conservancy, Waterman Center
Oct. 6 Thursday - Time: 10:30 am Board Meeting - 1:00 pm General Meeting
Speaker: Thomas (Nick) Donnelly. A retired SUNY Professor of Geology, with extensive travel in Central & S. America
Topic: “Dragonflies & Damselflies – Lighting up Fresh Waters”. Talk with Power Point presentation.
Reports: Nominating, Budget
Nov. 3 Thursday - Time: 10:30am Board Meeting - 1:00pm General Meeting
Speaker: Anthony (Tony) Antes, Master Gardener - Topic “Climate Change in New York State” Tony will present an update on his presentation in 2014. What is
happening to our climate? What, or who, is causing it? What can we or have we done about it? What will a garden look like in 2050? These questions and more
will be addressed in this thoroughly researched presentation.
Reports: Presentation of the Slate of Officers, Budget Roberson Tree Decorating
Dec. 1 Thursday – Holiday Luncheon - Time: 10:30am Board Meeting (Upper Atrium) - 12:00 noon Luncheon and Program - Place: Holiday Inn Binghamton, 2-8 Hawley St., Binghamton, NY (607) 722-1212
Program: Installation of 2017 Officers
For the 2016 - 2018 Year, the Study Chairs are:
HORTICULTURE STUDY Chair, Elaine Gregory 775-0952
NATURE STUDY Chair - Frank Kirk -
SEASONAL CREATIONS Co-Chairs - Rosalie Spencer - 729-2329 & Dianna Dudar - 722-8375
Unless otherwise noted, all meetings will be held at the East Side Congregational, U.C.C., 284 Robinson St., Binghamton NY (607) 722-1017. Note: Please use the driveway entrance between the church and parsonage. Also at this entrance is an automatic stair chair and handicap ramp. Please park on Robinson St. Doing our part to be environmentally conscious, please bring, if you are able, your own mug for coffee or tea to all meetings.