- President: Brenda Orwig
- Vice President: Cleora Mohney
- Secretary: Pat Pawlak
- Treasurer: Donna Knight
- Council Director: Donna Knight
We are a small club of seven and are looking to grow. The advantage of our small club is that every member gets to participate fully and have that intimate connection of friendship. We are the only club in the Kalamazoo/Portage area that meets in the evening. Each member brings a variety of experience and a wealth of information for both beginning and advanced gardeners. Please complete the contact form at the bottom of this page if you are interested in attending a meeting. A club member will contact you and tell you more about our club.
We, the Gardenettes, will help each other in the raising of flowers and vegetables in our gardens, acquire skills in flower arranging, learn to make a craft from natural materials, try some landscaping, acquire an appreciation and knowledge of local trees, shrubs, flowers and birds, assist in the beautification of our country, support conservation and environmental protection goals, and participate in Council, District, and State projects.
All meetings are at 7 pm (unless otherwise stated) on the second Thursday of the month at Cleora Mohneys’ garden shed in Portage during the following months: March, April, May, June, September, October, November, and December.
Upcoming Monthly Meetings
May 2022 : Plan the planters at First National Bank, Susan Corak Yoga
Stretching to prepare for working in your garden
June 17, 2022: Field Trip to Wellfield Botanical Gardens, Elkhart, Indiana
Please bring a sack lunch
September 2022: Field Trip to Friendship Botanical Garden, Michigan City, Michigan
October 2022: Field Trip to Krider Nursiers World’s Fair, Middlebury, Indiana
November 2022: Create Arrangements and Boutique Items for KGC Greens Sale
March 2023: Succulent Workshop (Riverstreet Flowerland)
April 2023: Sustainable Wax Wraps (Bee Joyful)
May 2023: Quilt Gardens, Elkhart, Indiana
- Kalamazoo in Bloom volunteer gardeners
Our tag should be “we love to explore”! If we aren’t meeting to learn new things about environmental impact, sharing tips on gardening, or helping in the community, we are all about visiting places near and far such as botanical gardens, private gardens, and nurseries for example.
Planting Containers at First National Bank, Kalamazoo
Field Trip to Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles, Michigan
Our club took a field trip to Fernwood Botanical Gardens on June 22, 2021. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day!