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 2015-16 Calendar of Events:
Oct 22,2015 – FFGC Event: District V Fall Meeting,
Oct 19, 2015 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..no program – Welcome back! Meet and chat with members.
Oct 23-24, 2015 – Special Event: Homosassa Wildlife Park, members turn into the Grave Yard Gardeners on the Haunted Tram ride.
Nov 1-8, 2015 – Special Fund Raiser Event: All Inclusive PANAMA VACATION! – 100% of proceeds put into student scholarships. Bus leaves from Homosassa for an All-Inclusive Resort.
Nov 1, 2015 Project Activity: Fall cleanup at Historic Stage Stand Cemetery, end of year maintenance including tree trimming, debris bagging, and winter prep.
Nov 2015 – Project Activity: Homosassa Library landscape weeding.
Nov 2015 – 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 13-14, 2015 – Special Event: KALEIDOSCOPE OF HOLIDAYS Flower Show. Held at the Homosassa Library; Fri 1-5pm, Sat 10-3pm
Nov 16, 2015 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm…………………..program Decorative Garden Art Glass – Speaker Susan Anning (Upscycle discarded glass, plates, flower art) Pot Luck after meeting.
Nov 18, 2015 – 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).
Dec 9, 2015 – Christmas Luncheon (no Regular Meeting) 11am – 3pm
Dec 10, 2015 – Special Event: Christmas Floral Workshop, come and create a holiday arrangement with us. To be held at the Homosassa Public Library, 1pm – 4:30pm. **POSTPONED TO SPRING**
Jan 16, 2016 – Project Activity: Arbor Day Free Tree Give Away. 500 trees to be distributed to the public starting 9:30 am, at the Publix shopping centers in Homosassa & Homosassa Springs. Find us set-up at Walgreens, in the Sugarmill Publix location; and at the Publix store at the Halls River location. Read about the event on the blog.
Jan 18, 2016 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..program Start Your Vegetable Garden – Speaker BJ Garvis, Citrus Co. Extension.
Feb 15, 2016 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..program Homosassa Wildlife Park Animal Enrichment – Speaker Vicky Iozzio
Feb 19-21, 2016 – FFCG Event: Leadership Training for Camp Wekiva, Apopka, FL. Registration Info here. Wekiva Open House on 21st, 1:00-3:00pm. Come tour the FFGC Summer Kid’s Camp.
Feb 2016 – Field Trip: Home Depot Organic Container Gardening – Speaker Maasimo Mozzachiodi (Plant give away for attendees)
March TBA 2016 – 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 16, 2016 – 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).
March 18, 2016 – Field Trip: Ringling Property in Sarasota – hop on the bus and explore Ringling with us. Meet at the Pinch-a-Penny parking area; Shoppes Of Sugarmill Hwy 19 & 98. 7:15am-5pm; $70 includes museum admission, bus, and lunch at Der Dutchman Amish restaurant. Pre-register with Barb by 1st week of January.
Mar 21, 2016 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ………………..program The Mighty Six-legged Insect: The Ant – Speaker Leo Bush
March 2016 – Field Trip: Rainbow Springs State Park – Carpool leaves from Shoppes of Sugarmill at 9am. Must sign-up with Patti.
April 2016 – 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 16-17, 2016 – FFGC Event: State Convention, Kissimmee, FL. View website here.
April 18, 2016 – MEETING & PROGRAM 9:30am – 12pm ……………….program Florida’s Native Plants – Speaker Athena Philips; Citrus Native Plant Society. Pot Luck “SPRING BREAK”, bring a dish to pass!!! (following the meeting)
April 22, 2016 – Earth Day
April 28, 2016 – FFGC Event: District V Spring Meeting & Luncheon – Location TBD. Registration required and emailed to members, deadline is April ___. (choice of menu) Program by
April 29, 2016 – National Arbor Day
May 6, 2016 – National Public Gardens Day
May 11, 2016 – Spring Luncheon (no Regular Meeting) 11:30am – 3pm
May 27, 2016 – 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 5-11, 2016 – National Garden Week
June 2016 – FFGC Event: District V Short Course. Information here.
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