Olde Ripton Garden Club meeting March 5

The Olde Ripton Garden Club is getting ready for Spring and have scheduled a meeting for March 5.

The Club Horticulture Chair will present a program on the “Top 10 Plants and Ground Cover for Paths and Walkways.” In addition, joining will be a presenter from the River Alliance of Connecticut with the program “Gardening and Landscaping to Improve Water Quality.”

Margaret Miner is the Executive Director of Rivers Alliance of CT, the state’s leading river-watershed group protecting all the state’s waters. They have passed state laws protecting streamflow in our waters, banned water contaminants in gasoline and stemmed the use of pesticides.

The Olde Ripton Garden Club will meet on Monday, March 5 at Plumb Memorial Library, 10 a.m. in the Community Room located at 65 Wooster Street. The fee for visitors is $5 and refreshments will be served.

A member drive is currently underway for the club. The Olde Ripton Garden Club encourages new members to join at any level of gardening – from beginner to master gardener! Projects include working on community gardens around town, holiday decorating at public buildings in Shelton, a garden therapy program with seniors, and youth gardening in Shelton schools.  Annual dues for membership are $25 for monthly meetings (except January & February). Meetings include speakers, a light lunch, conversation and friendly activities. Interested parties are invited to attend a meeting to see if they want to join.  For more information visit www.olderiptongardenclub.org.