Since 1962, the Garden Club of Brookfield has been committed to its mission statement: "...operate as a non-profit organization working toward the beautification of Brookfield and educating its members and the community on good gardening practices and the conservation of our environment".
The Club hosts monthly programs and an annual plant sale. It participates in town programs, such as FarmFest and CT Trails Day, and it donates the evergreen wreaths that decorate town buildings during the winter holidays. But most importantly, the Club tends seven civic gardens in town: the Welcome to Brookfield sign, the Historical Museum Garden and Gazebo, the Flagpole Garden, the Williams Park entry and Blue Star Memorial, the Library Garden and planters, and the garden at the Brooks Quarry residences.
All this with only eighteen active members, some who have been with the Club since the 1960's and 70's. If you have a love of gardens and/or gardening, why not consider joing them. If you can't become an active member, become a Friend by making a financial contribution. Can't contribute financially but have some extra time? The Club always welcomes help in the gardens with planting, weeding and watering.
For more information, contact the Club's President, Joanne McKendry, at firstname.lastname@example.org.