Duck River Garden Club of Old Lyme

 

Community Outreach

Annual Plant Sale & Garden Fair

This event involves each and every member of the club in its success and offers fine plants and planting advice from our experienced gardeners for the greater community. This year the sale will take place on Mother's Day weekend (Friday, May 12, 2017 – Saturday, May 13, 2017).

Chairpersons

Fay Wilkman, Kathy Kensel, Gail Hull
100% member participation

Club Contributions and Memberships

Members’ talents and money raised were shared with:

  • The Federated Garden Clubs of Connecticut
  • Connecticut Nature Conservancy
  • Old Lyme Land Trust
  • Lyme/Old Lyme Mile Creek Elementary School
  • Lyme/Old Lyme Senior Center
  • OL Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library
  • Essex Meadows Scholarship Foundation
  • CT College Arboretum
  • Elizabeth Park Conservancy
  • CT Farmland Trust
  • Denison Pequot Sepos Nature Center

Scholarship

Since 1980 Duck River Garden Club has awarded at least one scholarship per school year to deserving high school seniors who reside in Lyme or Old Lyme.  Applying students must study horticulture, agriculture, botany, landscape design, environmental studies, ecology or related fields of study.  Following interviews by the scholarship committee, recipients are selected and announced in May.  Applications are on file with guidance offices at LOLHS and The Williams School in New London.  If there are no graduating seniors eligible in a given year, the scholarship may be offered to the previous year’s recipient to assist in his/her sophomore year providing he/she has good academic standing, and is continuing in a related field of study.  Or, if no eligible applicants apply, the scholarship may be offered to a deserving college student who is currently studying in one of the required fields. DRGC’s scholarship recipient for 2015-2016 is Jack Sandora, 2016 LOL HS graduate, who plans to study geology and environmental science at Eastern Connecticut State University.

Chairperson

Suzanne Thompson

Duck River Garden Club of Old Lyme

P.O. Box 4116
Old Lyme, CT 06371

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