Green Tree Garden Club
The Green Tree Garden Club is an educational, charitable service organization dedicated to the development of gardening, the betterment and beautification of the Green Tree community, and the exchange of gardening ideas and knowledge among its members.
Meetings are typically held on the second Thursday of each month in the Carlisle Social Hall, 825 Poplar Street. Lunch, provided by the club, is served at 11:00 a.m., followed by the meeting at noon and a program at 12:30 p.m. There is no charge and a reservation is not needed. Guests are welcome to attend the program only or the entire event.
The Green Tree Garden Club meets year round (except January), giving members opportunities to participate in programs and trips over the summer months when so much is in bloom!
The members are from Green Tree Borough and surrounding neighborhoods. Guests are always welcome to attend the Club programs; those with a love of gardening are encouraged to join. Annual dues are $15.
Please note that as a requirement of membership, all are expected to participate in supporting the activities of the organization.
Meetings are held in Carlisle Social Hall of the Green Tree Volunteer Fire Station,
825 Poplar Street, unless otherwise indicated.
Thursday, February 13:
2020 FIELD TRIPS
"Experience the Exotic Flora of Hawaii,” Karen and Kevin Maurer and Diane and Gary Baranowski, Club Members. Before retirement Gary was Director of the Horticulture Technology Program at Bidwell Training Center.
Thursday, March 12:
"Trees and 132 Gardens of Pittsburgh,” Brian Charles, Western Pennsylvania Conservancy
Thursday, April 9:
"Gardening in the Shade,” Dr. Ronald Boron, Master Gardener, Penn State Extension
Thursday, June 11:
"Flavor Your Life: Growing Your Own Herbs and More,” Joan Kugler, Master Gardener, Penn State Extension
Thursday, July 9:
Annual potluck picnic and recognition of Green Tree Public Works employees
Thursday, September 10:
"A Bee C’s of Bee Keeping,” Jim Hoffman, Beaver Valley Area Bee Keepers
Thursday, October 8:
"A Gardener’s Perspective on the Impact of Plastics in the Environment,” Patricia DeMarco, Ph.D., Author and Educator
Thursday, November 12:
"Ikebana: The Art of Japanese Flower Arranging,” Atsumi Sewell and Reiko Nakajima, Ikebana International Pittsburgh
Thursday, December 10:
Holiday party at the Walnut Grill - Bridgeville (reservation required).
Reservations are required for field trips, and guests pay a modest fee for transportation. In most cases attendees pay for their own lunches. Transportation is via bus or carpool. Contact Contact Arlene Gualtieri at 412-341-3498.
FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES
Thursday, June 4:
Bedner’s Farm & Greenhouse, McDonald, PA, by car pool.
Wednesday, July 15:
Old Economy Village, Ambridge, PA, by car pool.
Thursday, August 13:
Rachel Carson Homestead, Springdale, PA, by car pool.
The GTGC supports itself and its community activities through three fund raisers:
*The cost of an Enjoy Book is $30.00. Please contact Phyllis Abinanti at 412-922-1797 or any Club member to purchase this valuable book.
- the sale of Enjoy Coupon Books*, September through December,
- a booth at Green Tree's Octoberfest,
- the "Spring 'n Things Sale" in May. This includes a plant sale, flea market, bake sale, basket raffle, and craft sale.
2020 date for Spring 'N Things is Saturday, May 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Carlisle Social Hall of the Green Tree Fire Hall.
The Club's fund raising efforts and strong member participation allow for the following community activities to be possible by providing:
- monthly flower arrangements for the Green Tree Library reading area,
- seasonal arrangements for the Municipal Building atrium and Police Department,
- support for the horticultural program at Bidwell Training Center,
- support for local bird and garden societies.
The Green Tree Garden Club members
exercise their love of gardening by
maintaining the perennial garden
at the Municipal Center Park.
For further information about the Green Tree Garden Club, call Karen Maurer at 412-922-8816.