PLEASE JOIN US at our UPCOMING MEETINGS and EVENTS
Membership Meetings are held at:
MACEDONIA CITY HALL
9691 Valley Rd., Macedonia, Ohio
6:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday from February to November
IMPORTANT MESSAGE REGARDING MARCH and APRIL MEETINGS
Due to world health issues, the Nordonia Hills Garden Club has cancelled their March and April 2020 meetings. We thank you for your understanding.
March was to be Sandy Barbic from the Summit County Soil and Water Conservation District where she has worked since 2007. Sandy was to discuss soil and water resources conservation and water quality enhancement utilizing native plants. April was to be Lee Paulson, Summit County Master Gardener, discussing everything you wanted to know (and maybe not know!) about annuals – timing is good as we prepare to color our decks and gardens with lots of them. We hope to reschedule our speakers in the future.
September will be all about birds….and October will be all about the Summit County Metro Parks – so lots to look forward to. Also, Lee Paulson offered to come back next November to do the “History of Christmas Part Two”.
February 19, 2020: The Nordonia Hills Garden Club's first meeting of the year was held at a new location:
THE MACEDONIA CITY HALL & PUBLIC SERVICES BUILDING at 9691 VALLEY VIEW RD., MACEDONIA.
Our speaker was Janice Loreta, herbalist/healer who will give us her insights on the current flu season and tips on how we can fend off illness using natural means.
November 20, 2019: Mary Beth Brenkenridge, Summit County Master Gardener, “What Pilgrims Ate on the First Thanksgiving” or “Eat Like a Pilgrim.” She had a delightful presentation debunking some of the myths of food the Pilgrims actually ate at the first Thanksgiving. Among the surprises were no pies, no white or sweet potatoes, no cranberry sauce ..and the “maybe’s” included turkey, stuffing and salt and pepper! They more than likely had venison, fowl, and corn.
October 16, 2019: Kim Hawkins, Cuyahoga County Master Gardener, Hydrangeas
Sept 18, 2019: Petal Place Florist by Leslie Johnson. Leslie will do a “fall/holiday program” for us on such things as making as making your own Christmas basket, pumpkin ideas, and more.
August 7, 2019: Picnic/Auction, Sagamore Hills Park Pavilion, Members Only
June 19, 2019: Roundtable Discussion at Faith Fellowship Church, Members Only
March 20, 2019:On Wednesday, March 20th, the Nordonia Hills Garden Club was pleased to welcome David Pritash, Commander of the local American Legion. He and his committee are in charge of planning the Nordonia Hills Veterans' Park. Commander David will give us a history of the park. Come join us at 6:30 pm and learn about this community asset. Free literature on the park will also be available. Our meetings are held at Faith Fellowship Church, 10277 Valley View Road in Macedonia. Refreshments were served.
February 20, 2019: Our speaker was Ben Askren, an arborist for the City of Aurora. Ben has 30 years experience in urban forestry and is in charge of many and varied tasks that go hand in had with tree management. He has conducted workshops and seminars throughout Ohio.
November 14, 2018: Our speaker for that date was Dave Miller of Duck Creek Orchids. He will tell us all about orchids and their care. Dave will have a few orchids and pots to sell that same night. The above photo is of a hardy slipper orchid and it is from a clump growing in his perennial garden. It survives the winter along with the hostas.
October 17, 2018: Our speaker was Lee Paulson whose topic is dahlias. Lee Paulson is a Master Gardener in Summit County, graduating in the class of 1999. Currently he is the Chair of the Speakers Bureau. His horticultural interests include seed starting, vegetable gardening, growing dahlias, annuals, roses, cannas and various tropical plants. He has been growing dahlias for over thirty years.
April 18, 2018: Our guest speaker was Sandy Barstow, Summit County Master Gardener. Our program was on "Lasagna gardening" which is an easy time saving no till, no dig, method of creating a garden by building up layers of materials that will “ cook down” over time, resulting in rich, fluffy soil that will help your plants thrive.
March 21, 2018:Our guest speaker was Dan Pinto, the marketing and research intern, from the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center. He will tells us about the children's hoop house, salad foods, butterfly gardens, other activities featured and enrichment programs for the children. They also have many good teaching things there with all the many children in the community that they reach out to. Teachers can schedule to take their students there by booking online. It is a learning experience for us too.