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Spring Market 2024

The annual Spring Market returns Saturday, May 11 at the Potting Shed located behind the Rowayton Community Center from 10 am to 1 pm (rain or shine). It is a wonderland of over 400 hearty and gorgeous perennials donated from our local gardens plus pollinator-friendly plants, herbs and greenhouse-grown veggies, as well as a limited number of fabulous annuals. And don’t miss the Second Hand Rose boutique, loaded with lightly used garden items and home accessories. Plus this year there will be a cafe with a great selection of home backed goods, all wrapped and ready to take home.

Our Master Gardeners will be on hand to help answer your garden questions and arborists from Davey Tree will also be there to answer tree and yard questions. Come support the club’s mission of conservation, planting and maintaining several of Rowayton’s public gardens, introducing children to the joy of growing living things and raising community awareness about the environment. Special thanks to our sponsor drbank and supporting sponsor Davey Tree Expert Company for their support.

Dirt Fest 2024

Dirt Fest at the Potting Shed is back by popular demand Friday, April 26 from 4-5:30 pm. Calling all kids and adults too – this is the Potting Shed event you have been waiting for. You will be able to start your own veggie garden as well as create “creature lodges” to bring home using a hammer, scrap wood and nails. Enjoy a child-friendly dinner and our ever-popular “dirt and gummy worms” dessert and much, much more!

This is NOT a drop-off activity. The cost per adult/child combo is $70 and $30 per additional child. Ideal for children ages 6-11 and adults of all ages. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible. Scholarships Available.

Please note your registration fee supports many community projects and events at the Rowayton Gardeners’ Potting Shed. Sign up here!

Questions or need further info? Contact: Elizabeth Harleman (eharleman@gmail.com)

Spring 2024 After-School Nature Program Series

The Rowayton Gardeners are happy to announce that the children’s after-school nature program is back in action this spring! Join us at the Potting Shed to explore nature’s wonders right outside our shed. Guided by instructors, children will learn about the interdependence between people, animals and plants. Our spring series will focus on the wonder of seeds and soil, trees, flowers and the food they produce.

The four sessions will be offered as a package available to children ages 7-10 on Wednesdays from 4:00-5:15 pm on May 1, May 15, May 22 and May 29. The fee of $140.00 will cover the cost of four programs, class materials and a snack. Scholarships available.

We can only accommodate 15 children, so please register as soon as possible. Register and pay online. There are no refunds for classes missed by the students. Should a class be cancelled by the Rowayton Gardeners, there will be a make-up class or refund offered. Sign up here!

Questions or need further info? Contact: Elizabeth Harleman (eharleman@gmail.com)

April Meeting Program Recap

Over 45 people braved the weather to attend the RG April Program at the Rowayton Community Center by Kim Eierman called “Gardening Strategies for the Climate Crisis.” She offered great tips on plant selection and planting for pollinators to improve the environment around you, by starting in your own yard and garden.

Kim Eierman is a noted ecological landscape designer and environmental horticulturist. She is the founder of EcoBenefical, LLC, author of two books and a member of the Ecological Landscape Alliance and Garden Communicators International. Here she is (at left) pictured with Program Committee Member Judy Heilmann (right).

Connecticut Native Perennial, Tree & Shrub Availability List

The UConn Extension & Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Wildlife Division has published a Connecticut Native Perennial, Tree and Shrub Availability List online with links to resources including: Participating Nurseries Map, CT Native Tree and Shrub List, CT Native Perennial List, Nursery Address and Contact List, Native Trees, Shrubs, and Perennials Pollinator and Bloom Time Information and more. Thank you to RG Amy Tyson for passing along this info!

Visit the website at the link here.



Potting Shed Rental

Rowayton Potting Shed by Terry Atkin, Rowayton Arts Center Exhibiting Member


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