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 AND FIELD TRIPS WILL BE PLANNED ON
A MONTH-BY-MONTH BASIS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. SPECIAL EVENTS ARE PLANNED THROUGHOUT THE YEAR
TO CELEBRATE THE CLUB'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY.
AS EVENTS ARE SCHEDULED, DETAILS WILL BE LISTED BELOW.
Are you looking for something exciting to do in 2021? Consider becoming a member of the Green Tree Garden Club and spending this year enjoying nature via an active and engaging series of projects, outings, and educational programs (with social distancing and your safety always a priority).
The club, founded in 1971, is celebrating its 50th anniversary. Special events will be announced throughout the year, including the dedication of a new rose garden being developed in the Green Tree Municipal Park. We maintain all the gardens in the park. Last year we added a herb garden and introduced several new plants to the perennial sun garden and the perennial shade garden. We welcome new members, both experienced gardeners and beginners. If you would enjoy working in the garden, learning from other members, and sharing your expertise, contact Membership Chair Kevin Maurer at 412-922-8816.
50th ANNIVERSARY EVENTS
All events will be open to the public. Details will be posted as plans are finalized.
Saturday, August 14, Municipal Park Garden - 6:15-8:00 p.m. - Special evening event to dedicate the new Rose Garden. Music begins at 6:15 p.m. with a live performance by the Riversong String Ensemble. Stroll the garden and enjoy the music and refreshments. The dedication ceremony is at 7 p.m. and will include the drawing for raffle baskets.
Currently meetings are determined on a month-to-month basis and may be cancelled or conducted via Zoom. Members will be notified of any changes. Guests are welcome to join us for the program or the entire event, but please check the meeting status by contacting President Karen Maurer at 412-922-8816.
Unless otherwise noted, lunch is at 11:00 a.m., followed by a meeting at 12:00 noon, and the program at 12:30 p.m.
- Thursday, September 9 - Program on Bees
- Thursday, October 14 - Potluck picnic to thank Public Works and other borough employees for their support.
2021 FIELD TRIPS
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.
Currently there are no planned field trips.
FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES
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 (cancelled for 2021),
- the "Spring 'n Things Sale" in May. Due to the pandemic, the sale will not be held in 2021.
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.