Field Trips/Programs

2022 Calendar of Events


Chairperson: Lynn Cohan

Meetings are the fourth Wednesday of each month at 10 AM at First Lutheran Church, 803 Third Avenue, Longmont, unless otherwise indicated. Please remember to bring your name tag and mask.

January 26 Mushrooms and Fungi: Presented by Jesse Noller from the Humble Fungus, a mushroom farm and supplier in Broomfield. MEETING CANCELLED 

February 23 Let’s Get to Know Each Other: Get to know club members and share your gardening knowledge. Our members have so much garden experience and interesting backgrounds.

March 23 All About Dahlias: Presented by Phil Duclos of the Colorado Dahlia Society.

April 27 Vegetable Gardening in Colorado: Presented by Dudley McBride, a member of Hoe & Hope and the volunteer manager of the Our Center vegetable garden.

May 25 Annual Plant Exchange
Location: Home of JoAnn Dinser (see directory for address) Bring 5 plant starts, divisions, whole plants, bulbs, and garden related items to exchange with members.

June 22 Sustainable Suburban Farming
Location:  Niwot Homestead, 8141 Meadowdale Ct., Niwot.
Presented by Amy Scanes-Wolfe. The property is 1.3-acre permaculture homestead owned by Amy Scanes-Wolfe who received her Permaculture Design Certification, has worked locally at Harlequin’s Gardens, and founded Left Hand Landscaping. We will learn about permaculture and explore her property.

July 27 Flower Show: Time to show off our annuals and perennials, and flower arrangements as well. Details will be in the newsletter leading up to the show.

August 24 Harvest Potluck
Location: home of Connie Melvin (see directory for address)
Bring a dish to share from vegetables grown in your garden or from a local farm and socialize with fellow members. Details in newsletter.

September 28 TBD

October 26 Pumpkins and Gourds: Presented by Robin Ecklund and Ruth Martin. An educational and fun opportunity to decorate a small pumpkin in time for Halloween.

November 16 Hoe and Hope Past to Present: Learn about the history of the garden club and more about current members.

December 14 Annual Holiday Luncheon
Location: TBD
Time: 11:30 AM

Chairperson: Melissa Welsch.
To sign up for a field trip contact Melissa directly (see directory). You may also contact the club through the Contact Us page for further information.

Saturday, July 23, 2:00pm
Tour  of Colorado Aromatics Farm Tour. Colorado Aromatics grows their own herbs and flowers to create all natural, sustainable skincare products right here in Boulder County as seen at the Longmont Farmer’s Market. Find out more info at

Saturday, June 11, 11:00 am
Tour  of High Plains Environmental Center, an urban environmental park covering 76 acres in the Centerra development of Loveland. HPEC’s purpose is to show how natural areas can occur in the midst of human development. HPEC contains gardens and a nursery that use native plants and landscaping to support native wildlife. Learn more at

Tuesday, March 29, 10 AM
Tour of CHaRM, the Boulder County Center for Hard-to-Recycle-Materials (CHaRM), one of the most sophisticated recycling programs in the country. CHaRM Facility (

Friday, Feb. 25, 10am (Rescheduled from Jan 21)
Tour of Green Girl Recycling, a local company that specializes in providing recycling services to hard-to-reach mountain communities and the recycling of electronics and hard-to-recycle items.


Exploring Longmont focuses on the history and culture of Longmont through a series of field trips and lectures each month. For more information, contact Ruth Martin or Robin Ecklund  through our “contact us” page.
January 6: Longmont Museum, “Longmont 150 Years Old! 1871/2021
February 17: Erik Mason, Longmont Museum, “150 Years in Longmont”
March 3: The Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley
April 14: Hike St. Vrain State Park