Create a community that celebrates native planting, knowledge sharing, and overall gardening education in a fun, social, and no pressure environment. The below resources serve as guides in our interest to support and promote local ecosystems.


Upcoming meetings

Meetings typically occur on the 3rd weekend of the month from May through September on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. That month’s host will decide the day, time, and topic for the meeting.

  • June – June 24, 2:00 p.m. Meet and Greet + Intro to Pollinator Pathway
    • Location: Beth Brody’s house (392 Lake Raponda Rd)
  • July – July 15, 2:00 p.m. at Nasami Farms
    • Field Trip to Nasami Farms. Leave Raponda 1:00. We will have a tour and the
      opportunity to do some farm work and shop if anyone wants. Nasami closes at 4:30. More
      information to come.
  • August – August 19, 2:00 (TBD)
  • September – September 23,
    • Host: Cindy Junco, Topic: Bulbs and fall planting.


Topics of Interest for Future Meetings: General advice on planting; guest talk by the Milkweed
Lady from Dummerston; mushrooms; composting/reducing trash/lower phosphate household
products; bees; trees and maintaining trees; vegetable gardens/edible gardens; insects; erosion
control; wildflowers. Email your ideas to

Books and Articles

Native Plants for New England Gardens, Mark Richardson

Designing a Garden? You’ll Need a Plan, NY Times


Nasami Farm

Olallie Daylily Garden

Scotts Farm – Brattleboro
Walker Farm – Dummerston
Maple Hill Greenhouse and Nursery – Swanzey, N.H.
Nasami Farm Native Plant Trust – Whately, Mass
Windham Conservation Society – annual plant sale in Putney


Invasive Jumping Worms are the topic of our June meeting. Background reading: https://www.vtinvasives.org/invasive/jumping-worms

Contact Information

Chessia McBride moderates this page – reach out to chessiakelley@gmail.com for updates, changes, or requests

GardenClub@raponda.org to reach the full list-serve of members