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Soccer Saturdays

Soccer Saturdays began on September 9th when the Rowayton Gardeners embark upon their 4th annual series of nature-inspired workshops from 9:30 to 11:30 am each Saturday.  This 7-week program offers a wide variety of garden and nature-related crafting for ALL ages.  Programs will include bird and fairy house building in our wood shop; pickling 101; gourd guy creation; leaf printing; pumpkin decoupage and much, much more! There is no cost for this program and registration is not necessary – just stop by the Potting Shed.  No drop-offs allowed, please.  Sponsored by the Rowayton Gardeners.

Kids’ Floral Jewelry Design Workshops

Come and have fun at the Potting Shed  on Friday, September 29th from 3:30 to 5 pm creating wearable floral rings, necklaces and bracelets.  In our interactive class with design guru Trish O’Sullivan, kids aged 10+ will have a blast molding soft colorful aluminum wire into jewelry frames and then gluing fresh flowers, berries, seeds and moss onto their one-of-a-kind floral frame.  Our budding jewelry designers will leave class with beautiful and whimsical handcrafted gems of wearable art.

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Don’t Miss the Annual RG Cocktail Party on September 24th

Members and their spouses/significant others are invited to our annual cocktail party at the Potting Shed!  What a perfect place to reconnect after the summer – and Contact Sally Tepas to let her know you are coming and bring a small plate of hors d’oeuvres to share.  The gathering will take place from 5 to 7 pm – you won’t want to miss it!

Join Us for a Trip to Kykuit!

Join the Rowayton Gardeners on our first field trip of the season to see KYKUIT, the landmark National Trust, classical revival home of 4 generations of the Rockefeller family. Built in 1913, the home was aptly named “Kykuit” (which means “lookout” in Dutch). Our docent-led tour on Thursday, September 28th, will emphasize the extensive, terraced gardens with classical and contemporary sculpture and views of the Hudson in early fall glory. We will also see the lower floor of the home.

Backyard Birds 101

Have you always wanted to collect fresh eggs from your very own backyard chicken coop?  Do you have enough space and what it takes to be a suburban chicken farmer? Yes, you do!  Come meet Traci Torres, the CEO of mypetchicken.com at the Potting Shed on Tuesday, October 10th, from 6 to 8:30 pm. She will answer all of your questions and help launch your very own backyard farm! Continue reading

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