The Hunt Garden Club meets seven times a year on the third Tuesday of the month at 9:30 AM at the Hunt Methodist Church fellowship hall. The May meeting is for installation of new officers and is held at the home of a member. Meetings resume in September. A Christmas luncheon is held in December at which time gifts are given to children with special needs and families who will appreciate goods for their pantries.
Monthly meetings provide speakers on various topics of interest. These topics include environmental issues such as organic gardening and conservation of resources, commerical and hobby uses for plants and trees, historical information, community programs and services, care and propation of different types of plants, and plants for health.
Guests are welcome at the meetings and may contact us for further information.
Membership is for those who live in the Hunt, Ingram or Mountain Home area…
Program Schedule for 2018-2019
|September 18, 2018||ALL ABOUT AWARDS||GWEN DeWITT
Gwen DeWitt is co-owner and manager of one of Texas’ heritage ranches, and a past holder of every office in local, regional, and state garden clubs. Gwen will share with us her perspectives of how each community garden club contributes a piece to the larger American landscape and how awards inspire us to brighten our part of the picture.
|October 16, 2018||DARK SKIES: WHY THEY MATTER||BRIDGET LANGSDALE
Master Naturalist, member of the Mason Star Gazers and the Hill Country Alliance, and an advocate for the Dark Skies Initiative, Mason resident Bridget Langsdale will offer PowerPoint insights into causes of light pollution. She has suggestions for common sense solutions that individuals and communities can employ to regain and retain the clarity of our Hill Country skies.
|November 20, 2018||FROGS FOR FLOWERS||JUDY ANDERSON
You don’t need to kiss one to discover that the frog is the prince for your flower arrangements. Our long-standing member and go-to planting advisor, Judy Anderson, will discuss the history of this most important supporting player in the show emerging from your bowls and vases as she demonstrates with sampling’s from her own collection that began with those from her mother-in-law. Never underestimate a frog!
|December 18, 2018||CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON||YO Hotel and Conference Center 11:00am
|January 15, 2019||MY SECRET GARDEN STORY||KERI WILT
Hunt’s author-in-residence and busy wife and mother, Keri Wilt, joins us to reveal how the links between a still popular 19th century children’s book, a family connection, and some morning journaling have led to one of the greatest adventures of her life.
|February 19, 2019||BEING GREEN: REDUCING|
OUR IMPACT ON THE EARTH
|KAREN TAYLOR & MELISSA CLARK-MAYNARD
Our immediate past-President, UGRA river monitor, and “going green” home owner, Karen Taylor, will team with club member and hydroponic gardener Melissa Clark-Maynard as they draw on their own experiences to discuss learning to live lightly on Earth and to suggest measures we can incorporate into our lifestyles to reduce our impact in our spaces.