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Lorraine Ballato, advanced master gardener, freelance writer and author will be the featured speaker when the Long Hill Garden Club meets on Monday, Feb. 27. The meeting, held at the Trumbull Library Community Room begins at 11:30 a.m. It is followed by a gather, greet and eat, and the speaker will begin at 12:45 p.m. (CT)

At 7 p.m. on March 1, the Malibu Garden Club hosts Don Smith, who will present “Permaculture and Soil Preparation” at Point Dume Clubhouse, located at 29500 Heathercliff Road.
Come see how building healthy soil can solve so many of humanity’s problems, and why large scale landscape restoration is the task of our lifetime. Get tips on how to use less water, grow more nutrient dense food, improve plant health, all while helping the environment. Leave having a better understanding of the interplay of plants, soil, air, and water and how you can help regenerate our landscapes. (CA)

Once a year, the Longboat Key Garden Club gives Longboat Key residents and visitors the chance to admire these homes from the inside. The annual Longboat Key Garden Club Home Tour, which benefits the club’s grant and scholarship funds, will be on March 4. This year, four homes will welcome visitors with open doors. (FL)

The Garden Club of St. Petersburg will host several events in March. Programs are presented at 500 Sunset Drive S., St. Petersburg. For information or to register, call 727-381-8920. (FL)

Kilmarnock Garden Club and the Lancaster High School Symphonic Band will present “Symphony in Flowers” at 2 p.m. March 12 at the Lancaster Middle School Theater, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock. (VA)

The Greater Bridgeport Men’s Garden Club will conduct their monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 15, at 7 p.m., at the Sterling House Community Center, 2283 Main Street, Stratford.
Members meet the third Wednesday of each month to discuss various gardening issues, share in plant swaps, DVDs or speaker presentations. The club welcomes beginner gardeners and anyone with an interest in gardening, plants, landscaping.(CT)

The Lombard Garden Club is offering a $1,000.00 college scholarship to a 2017 Lombard high school senior, home-schooled Lombard resident, or Lombard resident currently enrolled in a college
program of environmental science, ecology, landscape design agriculture, botany or horticulture.
Deadline for receipt of application is April 1, 2017. The requirements for applying for this scholarship are: applicants must be a Lombard resident, be involved in extra-curricular activities, provide information about grades, provide two recommendation letters and include a statement of career goals.  This information is to be sent to the Scholarship Chairman Barbara Muzzey, Lombard Garden Club, PO Box 885, Lombard, IL 60148. Any questions can be directed to Muzzey at 630-620-9388 or . The winner will be selected by April 10. (IL)

The Adair County Garden Club meets on the 4th Thursday of each month at 1pmCT. at the Adair County Extension Office, 409 Fairground Street. Columbia, KY 42728. Meetings are designed to expand your knowledge of gardening, landscape, birds and many other horticulture related topics. A nominal membership fee is required to join. The Adair County Garden Club members take pride in their community so they invite you expand your horizons in 2017 and join them.

The Keweenaw Garden Club was established by and for gardening enthusiasts. They have presentations at the Portage Lake District Library on the first Monday of each month, September through May. Library programs are free and everyone is welcome. For more information, please call the library at 482-4570. (MI)

The general meeting of Pinelands Garden Club of Medford will occur on Monday, Jan. 12 at Medford Leas Auditorium, on Route 70 in Medford at 10 a.m.
The speaker will be Rachel Roat, publisher of the online periodical “Tree Laws.” Roat will talk about what people’s rights and duties are regarding the trees on private property, in the community, and especially in the Pinelands.
- See more at: http://www.shamongsun.com/2014/12/30/pinelands-garden-club-holding-first-meeting-2015-jan-12/#sthash.mzNKAlB9.dpufAs part of Hopkinton’s 300th Anniversary Celebration, there will be a historical house and garden tour Sunday, June 14.
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