Welcome from the Homosassa River Garden Club.
Cultivating our gardens and our community since 1981.
The club meets October through May, on the third Monday of the month. Regular meetings are held in the Florida Room, of the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, on Hwy 19 in Homosassa, FL. These meetings are open to all and begin at 9:30am. Come to learn and stay for the friendship.
H.R.G.C. is a place for people to share their love of gardening and nature. The club endeavors to expand knowledge on floral design, gardening in Florida and stewardship of our environment. To meet like-minded people, to improve our community and to preserve the natural beauty of Homosassa and it’s environs. We never forget that the beauty which surrounds us, needs care and tending. We further these goals by promoting conservation of resources, educational programs, field trips, community projects, and club events. We’ve rallied for Spring protection, do road side cleanups, offer scholarships, have installed gardens for people and wildlife, pay tribute to our veterans, give away trees during Arbor Day and plants on Earth Day. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Membership is open to all. We hope you’ll join us!
The 2012-13 Calender of Events:
Oct 15, 2012 – FFGC Event: District V Fall Meeting, in Gainesville.
Oct 16, 2012 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..program “Snakes, Spiders & Creepy Crawlies” by Dr. Stacy Strickland, Hernando Co Extension Agent. – Identify the harmful from the harmless.
Oct 27, 2012 – Project Activity: Fall cleanup at Historic Stage Stand Cemetery, end of year maintenance including tree trimming, debris bagging, and winter prep.
Nov 3, 2012 – Fund Raiser Event: Trash N Treasure Sale, 100% of proceeds put into student scholarships. Held at the Homosassa Wildlife Park, starting 9am.
Nov 10, 2012 – Project Activity: Veterans Day Ceremony at Stage Stand Cemetery, with Crystal River VFW Post 8189. Starting 9:30 am and followed by flags placed at the graves of Service Personnel.
Nov 14, 2012 – Project Activity: Fall Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, roadside cleanup of W Spring Cove Rd, starting 8:30 am (at Yulee Dr and Spring Cove Rd).
Nov 19, 2012 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm…………………..program “Winterize your Landscape” by Dr. Joan Bradshaw, Citrus Co Extension Agent. – Cold protection and winter hardy plants.
Dec 11, 2012 - Christmas Luncheon (no Regular Meeting) 11am – 3pm
Jan TBA – Field Trip: Tour of Single-Stream recycling facility for Citrus Co. – Lecanto, FL
Jan 18, 2013 – Florida Arbor Day
Jan 21, 2013 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..program “Invasive Plants” by Keith Morin, Biologist for Crystal River Preserve State Park. – Invasive plants from nursery to natural areas.
Feb 15-17, 2013 – FFCG Event: Leadership Training for Camp Wekiva, Apopka, FL & Open House on the 17th
Feb 18, 2013 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..program “Flower Show Floral Design” by member M. Sandlas, Flower Show Judge Emeritus.
March 9, 2013 – Project Event: Homosassa Heritage Days. Explore the local history of Homosassa. HRGC will share information on its project to renovate the landmark Stage Stand Cemetery, 10am – 4pm.
Mar 18, 2013 - MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..program “Flower Show Horticulture” by member M. Sandlas, Flower Show Judge Emeritus.
March 18th, 19th & 20th - FFCG Event: Legislative Days 2013, Federated Garden Clubs converge in Tallahassee.
Mar 20, 2013 – Project Activity: Spring Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, roadside cleanup of W Spring Cove Rd, starting 8:30 am (at Yulee Dr and Spring Cove Rd).
April 15, 2012 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ……………….program “Landscape Pruning” by Josh Henley, Certified Arborist, ISA and partner with JLH Tree Co. – Pruning timing and benefits for trees and shrubs.
April 20-21, 2013 – Project Event: HRGC bi-annual Flower Show, “Wild About Flowers.” Featured classes include – Designs with Art by Winslow Homer, Underwater Designs, Pot de Fleur and Exhibitional Picnic Tables. Free and open to the public. To be held at the Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, in the Main Lobby and Florida Room, Sat 12-5:30 pm & Sun 9-4:30 pm. View details here.
April 20, 2013 – Project Event: Earth Day Celebration Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park. Visit the club’s table to meet members, learn about conservation and about making the planet a more beautiful place.
April 22, 2013 – Earth Day
April 24, 2013 - Field trip: Tour of vineyard and wine tasting – Spring Hill, FL *canceled*
April 26th, 2013 – National Arbor Day
April 27th, 2013 – Project Event: Earth Day & Boat Bash Celebration Crystal River Preserve State Park. Visit the club’s table for garden info, to meet the members and learn how to make a palmetto broom!
April 28- 30, 2013 – FFGC Event: State Convention, Sanibel Island, FL. View website here.
May 9, 2013 – FFGC Event: District V Spring Meeting – Lake City, FL
May 22, 2013 – Spring Luncheon (no Regular Meeting) – Installation of new Officers
June 3-9, 2013 – National Garden Week
June 18-20, 2013 – FFGC Event: District V Short Course. Information here.
October 26-2, 2013 – Special Fund Raiser Event:All Inclusive Vacation to JAMAICA! – bus leaves from Homosassa for island getaway. Details here.
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