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 Homosassaand 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 2013-14 Calender of Events:
Oct 16, 2013 – FFGC Event: District V Fall Meeting, in Ocala.
Oct 21, 2013 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..program “Fall Floral Design” with Rich Marconi of Rich Floral Design, Homosassa. – Creating a seasonal design with what you own.
October 26-2, 2013 – Special Fund Raiser Event: All Inclusive JAMAICA VACATION! – 100% of proceeds put into student scholarships. Bus leaves from Homosassa for an island getaway at the Grand Palladium Resort. Details here.
Oct 30, 2013 – Project Activity: Fall cleanup at Historic Stage Stand Cemetery, end of year maintenance including tree trimming, debris bagging, and winter prep.
Nov 11, 2013 – 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 13, 2013 – Project Activity: Fall Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, roadside cleanup of W Spring Cove Rd, starting 9 am – 11am (at the Burger King near Yulee Dr and Spring Cove Rd).
Nov 16, 2013 – Special Event: Historic Stage Stand Cemetery Memorial Walk. Guided tour of cemetery’s noteworthy residents and it’s history, 11 – 3 pm.
Nov 18, 2013 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm…………………..program “Bromeliads” by George & Irene.
Dec 7, 2013 - Special Event: Christmas Floral Workshop, come and create a holiday arrangement with us. To be held at the Homosassa Public Library, 1pm – 4:30pm.
Dec 17, 2013 - Christmas Luncheon (no Regular Meeting) 11am – 3pm
Jan 17, 2014 – Florida Arbor Day
Jan 20, 2014 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..program on Orchids by Jeff Rundell
Jan 21, 2014 – Field Trip: Sunken Gardens. Bus & admission to iconic St Pete botanical garden, $35 (prize drawings during trip). Leaves from Shoppes of Sugarmill 8:45am – 5pm; open to the public.
Feb 17, 2014 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..program on Water Conservation & Landscaping, by Steven Davis of the FL Yards & Neighborhoods Program.
March 7-9, 2014 – FFCG Event: Leadership Training for Camp Wekiva, Apopka, FL. Registration Info here.
March 8, 2014 – 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.
March 9, 2014 – FFCG Event: Wekiva Open House 1:00-3:00pm, in Apopka, FL. Come tour the FFGC Summer Kid’s Camp.
Mar 17, 2014 - MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..program on Bees & Garden Insects, by Leo of Bush Pest Control
Mar 19, 2014 – Project Activity: Spring Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup, roadside cleanup of W Spring Cove Rd, 9 – 11 am (at the Burger King near Yulee Dr and Spring Cove Rd).
April 12-13, 2014 – DSR Event: Deep South Region Convention, St Petersburg, FL View website here.
April 14-16, 2014 – FFGC Event: State Convention, St Petersburg, FL. View website here.
April 20, 2014 – 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 21, 2014 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ……………….program on Edible Plants, by Randy Hoffman. Plants for sale after program.
April 22, 2014 – Earth Day
April 25, 2014 – National Arbor Day
May TBA, 2014 – FFGC Event: District V Spring Meeting -
May 9, 2014 – National Public Gardens Day
May 14, 2014 – Spring Luncheon (no Regular Meeting) 11:30am – 3pm
May 27, 2014 – Project Activity: Memorial Day – Service at Stage Stand Cemetery, starting 9:30 am and followed by flags placed at the graves of Service Personnel.
June 2-8, 2014 – National Garden Week
June 18-20, 2014 – FFGC Event: District V Short Course. Information here.
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