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Members Only Event Calendar:

2020-2021  Monthly Meetings at the Wilton Congregational Church:
Colonial Room sign in at 10:30 am
Program at  11:00 am
Lunch and announcements at 12:00 noon

Fall 2020 calendar TBD

 

Public Event Calendar: 

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News:

Congratulations to Wilton High School Graduate, Brett Gilman who is the recipient of the Wilton Garden Club’s Marybeth Wheeler Scholarship! This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Marybeth Wheeler, a long-time member of our club who championed the creation of an extensive collection of native plants which were pressed for preservation, entitled the Marybeth Wheeler Herbarium.  Additionally, she authored the award-winning book, Ferns and Flowering Plants of Wilton.

Gilman was presented the award in recognition of his dedication to and excellence in science, conservation, horticulture, and the environment. Over the course of his senior year, Gilman contributed extensively to the Ecotype Project by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Connecticut (CT NOFA), a revolutionary initiative that aims to provide homeowners and landscapers with wildflowers featuring a genetic heritage native to Connecticut.  Under Gilman’s leadership, Wilton High School became the first educational organization to be a part of the Ecotype Project.  Brett was also instrumental in leading the first ever native plant plug sale at the high school.

In addition to his work with the Ecotype Project, Gilman has distinguished himself in many other ways. As president of the WHS Organic Garden, Gilman has enjoyed digging in the dirt with his fellow classmates, producing a bounty of organic vegetables for organizations like the Wilton Food Pantry and Harlem Grown. For the last several years Brett has volunteered as a mentor in Ambler Farm’s Apprentice Program and in the Garden Gang at Weir Farm National Historic Site.  In his spare time,  he taught himself the horticultural art of bonsai! Gilman will begin his studies at Middlebury College in February, where he intends to further pursue his passion for the environment.

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