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Club Motto:
Changing with the Climate

Club Project:
Making a Difference

Club Flower:
Columbine

Club Color:
Blue

 
Meetings and Activities

Regular meetings consist of a program, usually with a speaker, a short business meeting, and lunch.

Meetings are usually held the third Friday of the month. October through May, we meet in person at the Left Hand Grange No. 9, in Niwot. Meetings are from 1-3 PM. There is no meeting in January.

Our June, July, August, and September meetings, are tours of members' gardens or other places of horticultural interest, such as greenhouses, nurseries, and arboretums. These summer meetings usually start at 10 am and end about 1 pm.

Programs discuss topics such as cultivation of flowers, trees, and shrubs, attracting birds to the garden, conservation of water, uses of herbs, and photography in the garden, etc. February is World Gardening Month, and a program is presented about international gardening and preservation activities. Occasionally, programs may be devoted to garden-related craft projects.

A spring luncheon in May and a Holiday Tea in December (both at the Niwot Grange) bring members together to celebrate gardening friendships.

2022 Meetings & Programs

Special Covid-19 Requirements (as of 3/3/22)

  • The Boulder Garden club has decided to maintain our current COVID policy until our June meeting As a private organization, with many elderly members, we will continue to enforce the requirement that all members be fully vaccinated to attend indoor meetings. 

  •  We are requiring proof of vaccination. If you have not already done so, please email Stefanie at “Stefanieselden@gmail.com” with a copy or photograph of your vaccination card or show her your vaccination card at the next meeting.  Mask are optional at our indoor meetings.  

 
January, 2022

NO MEETING

 
February 18, 2022, 1-3 PM

Program:  Presentation by Brian Wheat: "How to Tame Your Indoor Jungle"

Location: Left Hand Grange #9
                   195 2nd Ave.
                   Niwot, CO

Indoor meeting at Grange Hall in Niwot. Members to supply refreshments.  Brian Wheat, the owner of Lafayette Florist, will discuss the latest crazes in houseplants, caring, propagation, and problems.

March 18, 2022, 1-3 PM

Program: Presentation by Ana Sitter: "Mushrooms"

Location: Left Hand Grange #9
                   195 2nd Ave.
                   Niwot, CO

Indoor meeting at Grange Hall in Niwot.  Members to supply refreshments.  Ana Sitter, mushroom expert and manager of GROW, a local landscape company, will talk on them being an essential organism in the garden and how to forage for them.

April 15, 2022, 1-3 PM

Program: Presentation by Suzanne Michot: "Birds of Winter"

Location: Left Hand Grange #9
                   195 2nd Ave.
                   Niwot, CO

Indoor meeting at Grange Hall in Niwot. Suzanne Michot, who volunteers for Boulder County Parks & Open Space, will talk about birds.
May 7, 2022, 9 AM - 12 noon

ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Location: 
Boulder Elks Club,
                   3975 28th St., Boulder, CO 80301

Directions:  The Elks Club is on the West side of 28th about a block north of the light at Winding Trail Drive (which is Palo Parkway to the east of the light).  It shares an entrance off 28th with Sunrise Senior Living. There is ample parking at the Elks Club. The sale is indoors.

May 20, 2022, 1-3 PM

Spring Luncheon & Speaker: Carolyn Toole

Location: Left Hand Grange #9
                   195 2nd Ave.
                   Niwot, CO

Indoor meeting and Spring Luncheon at the Grange Hall in Niwot.

Carolyn Toole's topic is the Plant Select Program, with the 2022 new selections.

June 17, 2022, 10 AM

Wildflower Hike with Suzanne Michot & Picnic
               Bald Mountain Open Space
               4795 Sunshine Canyon Drive

Bald Mountain--Boulder County Open Space. Please carpool due to limited parking.* To get to Bald Mountain Scenic Area, take Mapleton Avenue west from Broadway. Mapleton becomes Sunshine Canyon Dr. The Bald Mountain Scenic Area is a little over 2 miles up Sunshine Canyon Dr. It will be on your left. Plan to arrive at Bald Mountain parking lot at 10 AM.
This is a short 1 mile walk. Dress for the weather and wear good shoes. Bring sack lunch and water. Available toilet facilities are somewhat primitive.

*Stefanie Selden can help coordinate carpools. [stefanieselden@gmail.com]

July 15, 2022, 10 AM - 12 PM

Meeting & Lunch
               Tranquility Farm
               5517 St. Vrain Rd., Longmont
Meeting and lunch will be at Tranquility Farm on St. Vrain Road. Beautiful property with a lake, well established trees, and a big vegetable garden. Bring a sack lunch.

DIRECTIONS: 1) From Boulder: Head north on Hwy 36 toward Lyons; go past the Greenbriar (Left Hand Canyon); go past Nelson Rd; then, in about a mile when 36 goes up a hill and around a curve or two, St. Vrain Rd will be on the right. There will be a right turn lane, but it comes up quickly and the sign is not very big. Turn right and the farm is a mile or two east and on your left (north side of the road).
2) From east Boulder area, you can go up 63rd until it ends at Nelson Rd; turn right and go 1 block distance to 65th and turn left to continue north; this part of 65th will dead end into St. Vrain Rd; turn left and it is about a mile west to the farm.
3) From farther east in Boulder county, find your way to 75th in SW Longmont and go north; Just before you cross the St. Vrain river (less than a mile before Hygiene) turn left on to St. Vrain Rd. The farm will be 2 miles west toward the mountains.

Stefanie Selden can help coordinate carpools. stefanieselden@gmail.com

August 19, 2022, 10 AM - 12 PM

Tour of High Plains Environmental Center
                2698 Bluestem Willow Dr.
                Loveland,  CO 80538

                Website: www.suburbitat.org. Or see, Jim
               Tolstrup's book Suburbitat for more info.
                Phone: 970-622-9676.

                Carpools can be arranged prior to the date.

We will tour the "HPEC" in Loveland, an urban environmental center open to the public. The center has gardens of native plants & landscaping to support wildlife, especially insect pollinators and birds. Highlights include a wetland garden, a plant demonstration garden, an heirloom fruit orchard, a medicine wheel garden, and the wild zone.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring a sack lunch--we'll picnic there.

Stefanie Selden can help coordinate carpools. stefanieselden@gmail.com

September 16, 2022, 10 AM - 12 PM

Member Garden Tour

Tour of a member's yard.  Details when plans are finalized.

October 21, 2022, 1-3 PM

Seed Exchange

Location: Left Hand Grange #9
                   195 2nd Ave.
                   Niwot, CO

Member's seed exchange.  Please bring some saved seeds from plants in your yard.  Make sure packets are labeled with botanical name, whether plant is an annual or perennial, color of flowers, when to plant, and any other helpful details.

November 18, 2022, 1-3 PM

TBD

Location: Left Hand Grange #9
                   195 2nd Ave.
                   Niwot, CO

TBD

December 9, 2022, 1-3 PM

Program:  Holiday Tea

Location: Left Hand Grange #9
                   195 2nd Ave.
                   Niwot, CO

Holiday Tea at the Grange Hall in Niwot.  Members to supply refreshments.
Tours and Carpools -- For some of our tours it will be possible to meet for carpooling. If you have questions concerning a tour, a contact will be provided in our newsletter.

New members and guests are always welcome!

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