Part of our Busy Bees Being Helpful Series

March 11, 2020

“Imagine That Honey”

Location: First Congregational Church of Swanzey, 679 Old Homestead Hwy, Swanzey, NH

Business Meeting starts @ 11:00am

Refreshments @ noon

Presentation @ 1:00

Presented by Jodi Turner

The importance of our pollinators – hone, mason, bumble and native pollinators.  Why are they important and how do we bring them into our gardens? Jodi Turner was named NHBAs 2016 Beekeeper of the year.

More about Jodi Turner!

Social & Community Service

The Old Homestead Garden Club is an organization of people who enjoy getting their hands Along Old Homestead Highway, Swanzey Centerdirty and spending time together creating a more beautiful and sustainable environment.  We like to improve our communities and our own gardens.

Club Purpose

  • To stimulate a love for gardening.
  • To encourage the conservation of native trees and plants.
  • To aid in community and home planting.
  • To create an interest in birds.
  • To share social activities and support club projects.
  • To grant $1,000 scholarships to two graduating high school seniors (from Monadnock Regional High School and from Keene High School) who will pursue college studies in agriculture, horticulture or related fields.

Meetings & Membership

Monthly meetings are usually held at the First Congregational Church in Swanzey Center, NH, on the second Wednesday of the months of March, April, May, June,* September, October, November and December.  The location is 679 Old Homestead Highway, Swanzey, NH 03446; a phone number there is (603)352-6689.  [*Our June meeting is the annual program closing meeting and is held at a different location announced separately.  This year, the annual meeting will be at Keene Country Club, 755 West Hill Rd, Keene, NH, on June 13, 2018]

Anyone who is interested in attending a meeting in consideration of joining, please contact Old Homestead Garden Club at P.O. Box 10051, Swanzey, NH  03446, or by email at 

Meetings include social gathering,  business meeting, refreshment and program, presentation or workshop.

Membership includes a commitment to serve and there are many ways to do so, from hospitality & refreshments to leadership & programs; civic beautification, Ways & Means, event publicity & historical scrapbook; youth programs including Smokey Bear & Woodsy Owl poster projects and high school to college scholarship.

OHGC members are also members of National Garden Clubs, Inc., New England Region Garden Clubs, Inc., and the New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc., and enjoy information, education and participation.

Dues & Guests

Annual dues are $25 for Active Members and $35 for Inactive Members.

Members are encouraged to bring a guest or guests to any meeting.


The Old Homestead Garden Club was founded in 1934 and joined the New Hampshire Fold time gardeners sepiaederation of Garden Clubs, Inc., in 1937.

The first 3 Presidents from 1934 to 1937 were Eva Wyman, Minnie Anstey & Elinor Kibbee Paine.

Alphabet Soup

Several abbreviations are used consistently in our printed yearbook, website and Facebook entries:

  • NGC – National Garden Clubs, Inc.alphabet soup
  • NEGC – New England Garden Clubs, Inc.
  • NHFGC – New Hampshire Federation of Garden Clubs, Inc.
  • OHGC – Old Homestead Garden Club

Relevant website links are available here; some passwords are for members only: