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.

 

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 The Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, NH, on June 14, 2017.]

Anyone who is interested in attending a meeting in consideration of joining, please call our Membership Chair, Diana Kasper (603)724-9161 or send email to rocky_kasper@yahoo.com so we can offer a proper welcome.

Meetings include social gathering, refreshment, business meeting 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 & a flower show; 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, 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 and are asked to contribute $1 to the Hospitality Chair for each guest.

History

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
  • NER – New England Region Garden Clubs
  • 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:

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