Club Meetings and extras

Club Meetings

January 15, 2020
Time:  1:30 pm, City Hall

  • Program: Healthy Soils, Healthy People
  • Speaker: Russ Henry –
    • President, Giving Tree Gardens and Minnehaha Falls Landscaping and founder of Bee Safe Minneapolis. He specializes eco-friendly landscaping and is an advocate for pollinator habitat, healthy soil, native plantings, pesticide elimination and ecological restoration. He will speak on building healthy soil in our yards and gardens. 
  • Refreshments: Betty Brakefield, Elizabeth Bell, Joan Miller
  • Meeting Type: Educational, Open to public

February 19, 2020
Time:  1:30 pm, City Hall

  • Program: Growing Beautiful Clematis
  • Speaker: Kathy Ness – Donahue’s Nursery
  • Refreshments: Susan Burbank, Robin Burns, Marj Gebhard
  • Meeting Type: Educational, Open to public 

March 18, 2020
Time:  7:00 pm, City Hall

  • Program: Art in the Garden
  • Speaker: Philippe Gallandat – Swiss Gardens
  • Refreshments: Cindy Mueller, Roxy Mueller, Sandy Thompson
  • Meeting Type: Educational, Open to public

April 15, 2020

  • Program: Gardening Wisdom from Myra
  • Speaker: Myra Peterson – member
  • Refreshments: Linda Johnston, Marianne Lysak, Bets Thorkelson
  • Meeting Type: Educational, Open to the public

Garden work schedule begins
Please check the listing each month for your commitment.

May 20, 2020
Time:  6:30 pm – Plant Auction

  • Location: Club Member – Jon C. – 9299 Indian Blvd. So. Cottage Grove
  • Program: Plant Auction
  • Refreshments: Claudia Glass, Marissa Pedginski, Joy Stahosky
  • Meeting Type: Fund Raiser, Open to the public
  • City Hall Garden members
    • Cleanup and planting: TBD, as the weather cooperates

June 17, 2020 Time:  6:30 pm

  • Program: Gaze and Graze  – Including appetizers
  • Appetizers:  Club member – Susan Mayer, Jasmine Ln. S. CG
    • Hostesses: Jan Liedle, Gayle Schommer, Bob Storlien
  • Desserts to follow: Club member Jeanie Vogel, Foothill Rd. So.  CG
    • Hostesses: Paddy Barton, Maureen Walton, Maja Weidmann
  • Meeting Type: Club activity, Private for members and guests
  • Garden Workers:
    • 7th – Josie B., Kathy R.
    • 14th – Linda J., Marianne L.
    • 21st – Paddy B., Cindy Mueller
    • 28h – Jan L., Gayle S.

July 15, 2020
Time:  TBD

  • Program:  Garden Club Yard Tours & Awards
    • Details and locations to be announced.
  • Meeting Type: Civic activity, Private for member and guests
  • Garden Workers:
    • 5th – Roxy M., Sandy T.
    • 12th – Lori K., Maureen W.
    • 19th – Elizabeth B., Joan M.
    • 26th – Marissa P., Pat W.

August 19, 2020
Time: 
6:30pm

  • Tour: Carpenter Nature Center – Hastings, MN
  • Meeting Type: Tour, Private for members and guests
  • Garden Workers:
    • 2nd – Bets T., Jeannie V.
    • 9th – Jon C., Tara S.
    • 16th Claudia G., Maja W.
    • 23rd – Susan B., Jon C.
    • 30th – Susan M., Bob S.

September 16, 2020
Time:  7:00 pm, City Hall

  • Program: Pollinators
  • Speaker: Rhonda Hayes – MN Landscape Arboretum
  • Refreshments: Lori Kurszewske, Yoshi Motoyama, Nicholas Trimbo
  • Meeting Type: Educational, Open to the public
  • Note: Garden Cleanup tentative for September – All Members
  • Garden Workers:
    • 6th – Robin B., Marj G.
    • 13th – Yoshi M., Nicholas T.
    • 20th – Joy S., Bets T.
    • 27th – Betty B., Caryn D.

October 21, 2020
Time:  7:00 pm, City Hall

  • Program: Labyrinths
  • Speaker: Lisa Gidlow – Paths of Peace
  • Refreshments: Pat Williams, Josie Beesom, Jeanne Vogel
  • Meeting Type: Educational, Open to the public
  • Reminder: Annual membership fees due.

November 18, 2020
Time:  7:00 pm, City Hall

  • Program: 2020 Garden Photos from Susan M.
  • Club program: Garden review
  • Refreshments: Caryn Dahlberg, Tara Sternfels, Kathy Rolfson
  • Meeting Type: Club activity, Private for members and guests

Dec 09, 2020
Time:  6:00 pm

  • Location:  TBD
  • Program:  Christmas/Holiday Party
    • Optional $10 gift exchange will take place
  • Meeting Type: Club activity, Private for members and guests

City Hall is the Cottage Grove City Hall

Club Committee Roster’s

City Hall Garden: CoChairs: Claudia Glass & Susan Mayer; Susan Burbank, Paddy Barton, Jan Liedle, Marianne Lyszak, Cindy Mueller, Joy Stahosky, Bob Storlien

Programs: Elizabeth Bell, Marj Gebhard, Linda Johnston, Jan Liedle, Nicholas Trimbo, Maureen Walton

Yard Awards: Paddy Barton, Elizabeth Bell, Caryn Dahlberg, Linda Johnston, Joy Stahosky, Nicholas Trimbo

St. Paul Park Garden: Yoshi Motoyama,
Nicholas Trimbo, Jan Liedle, Linda Johnston, Susan Mayer

Yearbook: Gayle Schommer, Jon Cheney, Jan Liedle, Maureen Walton

 Christmas/Holiday Party: Roxy Mueller,
Sandy Thompson, Pat Williams, Jon Cheney, Robin Burns

Publicity / Photographer: Marissa Pedginski

Membership: Bets Thorkelson

Webmaster: Jon Cheney

Name Tags: Elizabeth Bell

Sunshine: Caryn Dahlberg