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 DUE TO ↑ COVID.

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

January Field Trip, Friday, Jan. 21, 10am Field Trip RESCHEDULED to Feb 25, 2022 @ 10AM
Tour of Green Girl Recycling Services
21 S Sunset St, Longmont, CO 80501

Join us for a 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 such as books, fencing, ink cartridges, etc. Read more on their website ( and this recent Longmont Times-Call article ( )

Exploring Longmont launched in April 2021 will continue this year with a visit to an interesting site in Longmont each month. For more information, contact Ruth Martin or Robin Ecklund