Programs

2019 PROGRAMS

Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of each month at First Lutheran Church, 803 Third Avenue, Longmont, unless the meeting description includes a different location.  Please bring table service and your name tag.

  • Winter Schedule
    11:30 a.m. Social
    12:15 Business Meeting
    1:00 Program
January 23:

  • Winter Schedule
Winter Soothers Potluck! Please bring a delicious comfort food dish to share. Desserts are highly encouraged! Your dish should feed about 12 and please add a GF label if gluten free.

Program: Sex & The Single Flower
Trice Morrow, PhD
We will learn how plants and their pollinators have co-evolved over the ages.

February 27:

  • Winter Schedule
Program: Medicinal Cannabis
Mike Okada
Mike, from Native Roots, will speak about Cannabis – how it can be cultivated and how it can help people when used medicinally or recreationally.
March 27:

  • Winter Schedule
Program:  Bug Man

Russ Lambert
Russ is an amateur entomologist with a collection of over 600 specimens. His presentation focuses on the importance of arachnids and insects in our world.

April 24:

  • Winter Schedule
Program:  Birding Through the Seasons
Robin Ecklund
Robin and her Boulder County Volunteer Naturalists will explore birding year-round in Boulder County. They will give us some ID tips as well as discussing some of the challenges and adaptations that face our local birds.
  • Summer Schedule
    9:30 a.m. Social
    10:15 Business Meeting
    11:00 Program
May 22:

  • Summer Schedule
Program: Annual Plant Exchange
Bring your lawn chair and 5 fabulous plants or garden-related items to exchange.
Contact Hoe and Hope for the local address to this event.
June 26:

  • Summer Schedule
Program:  Colorado Aromatics Farm
13651 N. 115th Street, Longmont, CO 80504
Cindy Jones, PhD
Cindy will show us some of the flowers and plants she grows at the farm to use in her skin care products.
Bring your lawn chairs and wear your walking shoes.
July 24: Program:  Flower Show
Meeting at the church
9:30 a.m. Flower Show Set Up
10:30     Pot Luck Brunch
11:00     Business Meeting and voting
11:30     Flower Show AwardsBring a flower or produce entry(s) or arrangement(s) from your garden. There will be several entry categories to choose from. Details will be published in the June and July newsletters.Contact Hoe and Hope for entry details.
August 28:

  • Summer Schedule
Program:  Totally Tomatoes
Robin Ecklund and Ruth Martin
We will look at the history and little know facts about this favorite vegetable. Then, join the fun and enter our contest for the largest, smallest or ugliest tomato. We will also have a tasting table set up to sample delicious tomatoes grown in members’ gardens!
September 25:

  • Winter Schedule
Program:  Growing Garlic
Betty Cahill, CSU Extension Master Gardener
Colorado has en excellent climate for growing garlic and fall is the best time for planting. We will learn about the best varieties to grow along the Front Range, preparing the planting area, caring for your garlic throughout the season, harvesting, storing along with some great culinary tips.
             
October 23:

  • Winter Schedule
Program: The History of Gardens
Elizabeth Nosek
We will learn about the evolution of gardens throughout the centuries.
November 20:

  • Winter Schedule
Program: Holiday Plant Lore
Robin Ecklund
Robin will discuss how many of our holiday customs and traditions began – from jack-o-lanterns to Christmas trees and mistletoe.
December 11: 2019 Annual Holiday Luncheon!
Elements Bistro
6315 Lookout Road, Gunbarrel
Deck yourself with galdness and come enjoy a festive meal with your Hoe and Hope colleagues.
All tickets must be purchased in advance.