Petal Pushers Garden Club (PP)
The object of this Club is to promote horticulture, conservation, and the enjoyment of gardening through activities and study.
Petal Pushers Meetings
The regular meetings of this Club will be held at 12:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month, unless noted. Members are encouraged to come a half-hour early for socializing and snacks. Meetings consist of a program or activity and a Club business meeting. Petal Pushers Fisical Year is July through June
Petal Pushers 2022-2023 Meetings / Programs
Marshall Garden Tour (Field Trip)
Gardener’s Christmas-in-July at Sharon Zinser’s Home
Native Seeds at Native Connections, meeting afterwards at KGH House
Kalamazoo Nature Center
Miracle of Small Things at KGC Council House
Greens Sale Project at KGC Council House
Holiday Luncheon Martell’s
Zoom (Topic TBD)
Zoom (Topic TBD)
Program at Wild Birds Unlimited
Flowerland Greenhouse Tour
Wildflower Walk with Sue Hodapp on the Kal Haven Trail
Installation Luncheon Location Portage Community Senior Center
2022-2023 Club Officers
- Co-presidents: Andrea Stork and Joann Wespinter
- Vice President: Carol Beckius
- Co-Secretary: Suzanne Budrow and Mary Ann Laurell
- Treasurer: Bonnie Borak
- KGC Club Director: Peg Mickelson
- Awards Committee
- Flower Show
- Garden Therapy
- Green Sale Projects
- KGC House Project—Butterfly Garden
- Plant Acquisition
- Plant Sale
Petal Pushers Community Projects
- Gold Star Memorial at the Air Zoo (co-sponsor with The Landscapers Club)
- Kalamazoo Garden Council Pollinator Garden (throughout growing season)
- Kalamazoo Garden Council Greens Sale (beginning of December)
- Petal Pushers Annual Plant Sale (May 19-20, 2022)
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Organized in 1957 – Federated in 1960. Petal Pushers was the vision of two women, Gladys Seseman & Claudia Rice in 1957. Their first program book included a constitution, by-laws, a garden creed, and a list of officers and members.
Through the years the club has been involved in many activities throughout the community. These activities have changed over time, but they always involve ways to enhance and beautify our surroundings. Kalamazoo in Bloom, which involves Bronson Park and Portage Center, are activities that we contribute to as well as working with Alzheimer patients in ‘touch & feel’ activities, with flowers and greens. Our club participates in the annual KGC Greens Sale with creative gifts, and arrangements, plus set up, floor work and tear down.
In 2008 the club had its first plant sale. The plants for the sale come from club member’s yards and the yards of friends. This sale in now in its 11th year and has become a favorite of all plant sales in the area.
Many years ago two friends with a vision planted a seed and from that our club has grown. It has deep roots and strong branches that have provided interesting activities and enjoyment to a diverse group of women.
Find out more about becoming a garden club member by completing the form below.