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.
Thursday, February 9:
2017 FIELD TRIPS
"Operation Monarch" hands-on workshop by Bill Goff, Penn State Master Gardener.
Thursday, March 9:
"Making A Hotel for Mason Bees" hands-on workshop by Debbie Goldman, Village Garden Club of Sewickley.
Thursday, April 13:
"Vegetable Gardening" by Suzanne Witkowski, Crafton Community Vegetable Gardens.
Thursday, July 13:
Potluck Picnic and Public Works recognition, Green Tree Municipal Center Park.
Thursday, September 14:
"Tree and Shrub Planting" by Doug Oster, TV and radio host, Home and Garden Editor of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and author.
Thursday, October 12:
"Daffodils" by Stephen and Bonnie Plato, Daffodil and Hosta Society of Western PA.
Thursday, November 9:
"Autumn Arrangement" hands-on workshop by Sally Whiteford, Green Tree Garden Club.
Thursday, December 14:
Green Tree Garden Club's annual holiday party at Scoglio's, Green Tree, Foster Plaza Building 7.
Reservations are required for field trips, and guests pay a modest fee for transportation. All attendees pay for their own lunches. Transportation is via bus or carpool. Contact Linda Lauth at 412-860-5126.
FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES
Thursday, May 18:
Tour and lunch at Janoski's Farm and Greenhouse, Clinton, PA.
Thursday, June 15:
Tour and lunch at Sand Hill Berries Farm, Mt. Pleasant, PA.
Thursday, July 20:
Tour and lunch at Phipps Conservatory & Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, PA.
Thursday, August 10:
Tour and lunch at Bidwell Training Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
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.
2017 date for Spring 'N Things is Saturday, May 13 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,
- yearly scholarships for horticulture students at the Bidwell Training Center,
- support for local bird and garden societies,
- planting at community gardens each spring.
The Green Tree Garden Club members exercise their love of gardening by maintaining the following Green Tree gardens:
- Perennial Garden at the Municipal Center Park, and
- Anniversary Rose Garden at the Municipal Center Park.
For further information about the Green Tree Garden Club, call Donna Gall at 412-875-6846.