2019-2020 GCN Calendar

Programs and Workshops for 2019-2020

Holiday Basket Craft Workshop
Date:  Wed Aug 21, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: 7 Diamond Street, Norfolk MA

Each year club members make baskets of greens decorated with festive bows, pods, theme shaped gingerbread cookies, candy canes and seasonal ornaments for the families served by the Norfolk Food Pantry. Join Michele Drolette and host, Emily Nicodemus, to make decorations for this yearly event.


Seed Saving presented by Hannah Traggis
Date:   Wed Sept 11, 2019
Time:  7:00 pm
Place:  Norfolk Library Community Room, 2 liberty lane, Norfolk, MA


Garden Therapy
Date:  Mon Oct 7, 2019
Time:  2:00 pm
Place:  Maples Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Wrentham, MA


Your Body in the Garden presented by Susan Guest
Date:   Wed Oct 9, 2019
Time:  7:00 pm
Place: Norfolk Library Community Room, 2 liberty lane, Norfolk, MA


Climate Change presented by Quinten Prudeaux
Joint meeting with the Franklin Garden Club
Date: Tuesday, Nov 5, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm
Place:  Franklin Senior Center, 10 Daniel Mccahill Street, Franklin, MA


Green Gathering Party
Date:  Sat Nov 30, 2018 (Snow Date – Sunday, December 1)

Meet at 1:00 pm at library parking lot before proceeding to assigned location.


Holiday Traditions in Boston ~ Author Talk by Tony Sammarco
Co-sponsored by the Norfolk Public Library
Date: Mon Dec 2, 2019
Time:  7:00 pm
Place: Norfolk Library Community Room, 2 liberty lane, Norfolk, MA


Garden Therapy
Date:  Mon Dec 3, 2018
Time:  2:00 pm
Place:  Maples Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Wrentham, MA


Annual Holiday Celebration
Date:  Wed Dec 11, 2019
Time:  6:30 pm
Place: Norfolk Library Community Room, 2 liberty lane, Norfolk, MA

Members please join us in this festive annual celebration with special harp music performed by Ella Brown. A pot luck dinner – bring your favorites to share with the club. The Hospitality Committee to provide dessert, and drinks. Share the spirit of the holidays with gardening teammates and enjoy the surprises the season brings


Holiday Baskets for the Norfolk Food Pantry Workshop
Join our club members as we share in the joy of giving during the holidays. Suggested items from members’ gardens are pods, twigs, and grasses (natural or sprayed) collected from your garden. Along with the greens that are gathered from the area, the baskets will be extra special for someone. The baskets will be distributed to families served by the Norfolk Food Pantry.


Meeting to plan 2020-21 Programs
Date:   Wed Jan 8, 2020 (Snow Date: Wed, Jan 22, 2020)
Time:  7:00 pm
Place: Norfolk Library Community Room, 2 liberty lane, Norfolk, MA

Please bring or send your ideas for presentations, workshops, field trips etc. you would like included next year. If you are unable to attend, please send ideas to
Michelle Noonan or Emily Nicodemus.


National Seed Swap Day: Seed Swap & Winter Seeding Workshop
Date:  Sat Jan 25, 2020
Time:  1:00 – 3:00 pm
Place: Norfolk Library Community Room, 2 liberty lane, Norfolk, MA

Want to get a head start on your garden? We will prepare mini-greenhouses from gallon milk or water jugs and plant them with perennial seeds. Take it home and put it outside in a sunny spot and once spring arrives you should have plenty of new seedlings. This procedure also works with some vegetables and annual flowers by varying the planting times. Information sheets will be available. Bring clean, empty one-gallon milk or water jug(s) and a plastic dishpan or other container to hold the planters to take home. We will make available some seeds and the other supplies needed to complete this project.

We will have some great seeds to share. If you want to share, please bring seed packets or some seeds from your garden. Bags and markers will be provided for sharing seeds during the swap. There is no charge for this workshop.img_5183e.jpg


Garden Therapy
Date:  Mon Feb 10, 2020
Time:  2:00 pm
Place:  Maples Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Wrentham, MA


Native Plants presented by Suzanne Mahler
Date: Wed Feb 12, 2020
Time:  7:00 pm
Place: Norfolk Library Community Room, 2 liberty lane, Norfolk, MA


Plants Go to War presented by Judith Sumner
Joint Meeting with the Millis Garden Club
Date: Wed March 11, 2020
Time:  7:00 pm
Place: Norfolk Library Community Room, 2 liberty lane, Norfolk, MA


Cactus and Succulent Workshop presented by Lau Magner and Caroline Iacovello
Date:  Wed April 8, 2020
Date:   6:30 pm
Place:   Norfolk Library Community Room, 135 Main Street, Norfolk, MA


Garden Therapy
Date:  Mon May 4, 2020
Time:  2:00 pm
Place:  Maples Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Wrentham, MA


Annual Meeting & Kokedama Workshop presented by Lyn and Sam Benton
Date:  Wed April 13, 2020
Time:  7:00 pm
Place: Norfolk Library Community Room, 2 liberty lane, Norfolk, MA


Annual Plant and Bake Sale
Nia Tzelias-Davis, Sharon Pierce and Leslie Lincolne (Co-chairmen)
Committee Members: Everyone
Date:  Sat May 16, 2020
Time:  9:00 am – Noon
Place:  Town Hill and Gazebo


Installation of Officers, Potluck Dinner & Plant Swap
Date:  Wed June 10, 2020
Time:   6:30 pm
Place: Norfolk Library Community Room, 2 liberty lane, Norfolk, MA

Join us for a social evening recapping the year and installing new officers and board. Did your Hosta survive the bunnies in the yard? Did your Iris bulbs bloom? Did you enjoy the cute Cactus plants? Once again at our June meeting we will be swapping our favorite plants with our garden club friends. So, join the fun; bring a new plant, an established plant or purchase one for the Plant Swap. Let’s see what we come up with this year.

The hospitality committee will supply the desserts, drinks, and paper goods. Other club members with last names beginning with A through K please bring an appetizer and those with last names beginning with L through Z please bring a salad.


Open Board Meetings
All meetings are at 7:00 pm in the Norfolk Public Library Lounge, 2 Liberty Lane
Mon Aug 19, 2019
Mon Sept 30, 2019 

Wed Oct 28, 2019 
Mon Nov 25, 2019
Wed Jan 8, 2020
Mon Feb 24, 2020
Mon Mar 30, 2020
Mon Apr 27, 2020
Mon June 1, 2020