Monday, April 12, 2021



, CT, 06118

Calendar Of Events
 
Grange Events For
Friday, January 01, 2021 through Wednesday, March 31, 2021
 
 January 2021
Thursday, January 21
The Hillstown Grange Garden Talk

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm. until approximately 8:30 pm. the Hillstown Grange Garden Talk goes virtual once again with the aid of Zoom Meeting. To attend you will have to have downloaded the Zoom app. It is free. You are officially invited to attend as it is free and open to the public to discuss several gardening topics; Perlite vs Vermiculite, second in a series covering soil amendments/components/ingredients in seed germination and potting soil mixes. This one is again presented by Debbie Rodriquez who did a great presentation on Sphagnum Peat Moss vs Coco Coir as we try to decide the good, better, best ingredients in your mixes. It will be followed by a discussion of Nitrogen as the beginning of a series on plant nutrients/elements/minerals as to how, when and where they are used by a healthy plant in the developing of a fertilization plan, Earthworms especially the benefits of having them garden with you, Natural Farming as proposed by Masanobu Fukuoka in his book; One Straw Revolution and Korean Natural Farming with Dr. Han- Kyu Cho. You may also bring your questions, keeping in mind we basically discuss vegetable and herb gardening but are known to tuck in flowers and other plants that aid beneficial insects in the garden and around the homestead. If you are new and/or interested, for further information and the code to get into the Zoom Meeting, you can contact Frank Forrest at hillstowngrange@aol.com or Dan Gallagher at daninct@yahoo.com after which you can be put on the Hillstown Grange Gardeners email list if you so wish. Links to interesting sites, free webinars and attachments are sent out periodically in newsletters/emails as reminders of upcoming Garden Talks and Grange Events. Everyone is invited to The Hillstown Grange Garden Talk, a meeting of gardeners helping gardeners become better gardeners and in the process becoming better gardeners themselves. As always The Hillstown Grange is always looking for new members who wish to build a stronger, healthier community starting with their own backyards and expanding out into the broader community at large. The only requirement is to embrace The Hillstown Grange's spirit of all inclusive community outreach. Just contact Frank or Dan with any questions you may have and to start the process.

Time:
7:00 pm.- 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free and open to the public
Location:
Hillstown Grange Hall
617 Hills Street
East Hartford CT 06118

 February 2021
Thursday, February 18
Hillstown Grange Garden Talk/Zoom Meeting

This Garden Talk will start one hour later than the normal at 8:00 pm. In hopes people will take advantage of a Fine Gardening webinar on Seed Starting. This Garden Talk topics will be a quick overview of Nitrogen, followed by Phosphorus, the second in a series of The Essential Nutrients, a Seed Starting Discussion, Seed Treatments and finally details on The Seed Swap on Feb. 27, 2021. As always, the public is cordially invited to attend but you will need the Zoom App and need to contact Frank or Dan, their information below to obtain the specific link to attend. It is always nice to see new faces and we do try to make everyone feel welcomed. Any questions or for further information you can contact Frank Forrest at hillstowngrange@aol.com or Dan Gallagher at daninct@yahoo.com

Time:
8:00 pm.
Location:
Hillstown Grange Hall
617 Hills Street
East Hartford CT 06118

Saturday, February 27
Seed and Plant Swap

The Hillstown Grange is holding a Seed and Plant Swap on Saturday, February 27, 2021 from 10 to 2pm. With the growing interest in gardening and the problems brought on by Covid, the Hillstown Grange is trying a ‘seed and plant swap’. Bring any extra seeds you may have and if you have some plants already started bring some extras to swap for that something extra that you wanted to try. If the weather cooperates we will set up tables in our parking lot and some inside our hall. Tables will be labeled: NEW SEEDS; OLDER SEEDS; SEED SAVED; UNKNOWN INFO; ETC. Bring your own bags or we will have small envelopes to collect seeds with. Hot coffee, and refreshments will be available and lunch will be served from 11 to 1 featuring homemade soups and sandwiches. There will be a garden tag sale. Have an extra hoe, rake or unneeded garden tool? Please bring to donate to our sale! ** Social distancing and Masks will be enforced for everyone’s safety. ** Plan on parking on Hills Street. We will need to use our parking lot for distancing. Our Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and talk about our outreach gardening programs and 2021 Connecticut Mrs. Agriculture USA Danielle Shapiro will be on hand to “AGvocate for Agriculture”. The Hillstown Grange is located at 617 Hills Street, East Hartford, CT. Located in the Hillstown corner of East Hartford, Glastonbury, and Manchester, since 1888. The Grange is one of the oldest Agricultural groups in the United States. For more information call Frank at 860-690-2845 or email: hillstowngrange@aol.com.

Time:
10:00 am. - 2:00 pm.
Cost:
Free
Website:
Location:
Hillstown Grange Hall
617 Hills Street
East Hartford CT 06118

 March 2021
Thursday, March 18
Hillstown Grange GardenTalk/Zoom Meeting

Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 7:00 pm until approximately 8:30 pm the Hillstown Grange Garden Talk goes virtual once again with the aid of Zoom Meeting. To attend you will have to have downloaded the Zoom app. It is a free app. You are officially invited to attend as The Garden Talk is open to the public and also free. We will as a group, discuss several gardening topics; Potassium: Another Essential Nutrient (part of the series on nutrients and fertilizing), Seed Starting Schedule, Fertilizing Seedlings, Growing Entries For The Ag Fair, Early Spring Plantings, and Soil Temperatures in Conjunction with Weather Forecasts. You may also bring your questions, keeping in mind we basically discuss vegetable and herb gardening but are known to tuck in flowers and other plants and herbs that aid beneficial insects in the garden and around the homestead. For further information if you are not already on The Hillstown Grange Gardeners email List and the code to get into the Zoom Meeting, you can contact Frank Forrest at hillstowngrange@aol.com or Dan Gallagher at daninct@yahoo.com after which you can be put on the Hillstown Grange Gardeners email list if you so wish. Links to interesting sites and attachments are sent out periodically in newsletter/emails as reminders of upcoming Garden Talks and Grange Events. Everyone is invited to the meeting of gardeners helping gardeners become better gardeners. As always The Hillstown Grange is always looking for new members who wish to build a stronger, healthier community starting with their own backyards and expanding out into the broader community at large. The only requirement is to embrace The Hillstown Grange's spirit of all inclusive community outreach. Just contact Frank or Dan with any questions you may have and to start the process.

Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
Free and Open to The Public
Location:
Hillstown Grange Hall
617 Hills Street
East Hartford CT 06118
For More Info:
Contact Dan Gallagher
E-Mail: daninct@yahoo.com

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