Current Volunteer Opportunities for Members The Rowayton Gardeners Club thrives on member participation. Take a look below at upcoming needs and get involved! It’s easy to fulfill your membership requirements and there are all sorts of ways to help: LIBRARY FLOWERS (Judy Heilmann)

For many years, the Rowayton Gardners have provided the Rowayton Library with a plant (on loan) or arrangement of flowers for its circulation desk. Contact Judy Heilman if you are willing to bring something in and she will find you a date.

HOSPITALITY (Sally Tepas and Cathy Konstantin)

Our Annual Meeting and Luncheon on June 13th is a wonderful time to celebrate what Rowayton Gardeners have done during the year, to elect officers and approve a budget for the 2019-2020 year, Our annual “potluck” luncheon is always a fun and delicious affair because members provide the most wonderful repast. Let Cathy and Sally know what entree, salad or dessert you will bring to share.

RCC ROSE GARDEN (Stella Thomas)

Join the team that cares for the long garden that borders the Library’s lower parking lot on the grounds of Rowayton Community Center! Learn how to prune and what to weed in this long perennial bed that features peonies, roses, irises and other perennials with a sprinkling of spring annuals.  The group generally meets from 8:30 to 10 am on Monday mornings April through October, weather permitting. Stella will always send an email prior to the work session to confirm it. Bring your own gloves, hat and favorite tools. Click here to add your name to Stellas email list and join in the fun!RCC BORDERS & FOUNDATION PLANTINGS (Phyllis Padro)

Learn about pruning and disease control and otherwise care for a large variety of perennials, shrubs and trees as you work with the RCC Borders & Foundation Plantings  team. There are several areas to tend and jobs for everyone: the long border (2 sided) across from the Dog Park, the flagpole and foundation plantings around the RCC, the library courtyard with its containers and stone planting areas and the herb garden on the side of the building.  Work is done (weather permitting) usually on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 11 am from February through fall.  Bring your gloves, hat and favorite tools.  Click here to add your name to Phylliss email list and work with a great group!

SPRING MARKET (Amy Tyson and Kathy Leeds)

The success of our Spring Market fundraiser on Saturday, May 18th depends on the help of a host of volunteers. All members are asked to pitch in, and there are many ways to join in before, during and after the sale (specifics and more sign up opportunities to come):

Volunteer for help dig perennials in others’ yards – you’ll learn lots about digging and dividing.  Digs will soon be scheduled and you’ll be able to sign up with chair Tammy Langalis.

Display a yard sign in front of your house Monday, May 5th – Saturday, May 18th – pick up new date numbers for a sign you kept from last year or sign out a sign with the new date starting May1st at 50 Hunt Street.  We have more than 75 to display for the 2 weeks prior to the sale! sign up with Kathy Leeds now.

Deliver 5 perennials from your own yard (or from a nursery) to 11 Indian Spring Road (Tammy Langalis’s driveway) by Sunday, May 12th.  We ask this of all our members and these homegrown perennials are an incredibly important (and lucrative!) part of our Spring Market. Contact Tammy Langalis with questions.

Help us receive and unload annuals purchased for the sale at the Potting Shed on Wednesday, May14th (date to be confirmed and time to be announced.)

Help us write labels (plant name/price) on sticks and place in plant containers on Wednesday, May14th ((date to be confirmed and time to be announced).  This is a great job for those with neat handwriting!

Help transport perennials on Thursday, May 16th (load at Tammy’s house, unload at Potting Shed). We need lots of willing hands and a few trucks!

Set-up tables and transfer plants to tables on Friday, May 17th (time to be announced).

Pick a job on the date of the sale, Saturday, May 18th!  We need salespeople, roving horticulturists, holding area helpers (contact Charlotte Gannon, chair), cashiers (contact Ellen Duggins, chair)

Tear down helpers – after the sale on Saturday, May 18th and on Sunday, May 19th – will take down all the tables and put them under cover for pick up – we’ll also clean up the Potting Shed and grounds.