When Anne Scheierman moved to Longmont from Loveland in 1962, she joined the Newcomers Club and taught gardening classes for two years. She decided to form a garden club with some of her students, naming it Hoe and Hope. The club was organized and affiliated with the National Council of State Garden Clubs, Inc., and the Colorado Federation of Garden Clubs in September 1964. Lois Sturgeon served as the first president of the ten-member club.
Fifty years later Hoe and Hope is still following Anne’s lead in teaching and learning with friends made around a common interest. Every month 60+ members, their guests, and visitors meet to learn more about gardening in Colorado.