September Show Schedule

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Looking forward to seeing you!

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PR CONTACT: Robyn Kilpatrick –


July 2015 – The Navesink Garden Club members are growing potatoes for their Flower Show on September 15.

The Red Bank River Center Association donated seedling potatoes for 16 gardeners and the Go Sprouts-Tiger Patch Learning Garden of the ATLANTIC HIGHLANDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.


The Navesink Garden Club is a member of The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. and the Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc. Members come from Atlantic Highlands, Colts Neck, Eatontown, Elberon, Highlands, Holmdel, Leonardo, Lincroft, Little Silver, Marlboro, Middletown, Neptune,  Ocean, Rumson, Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls, and Red Bank in New Jersey, and New York, New York.  For more information about the Navesink Garden Club and programs, contact the Membership Chair, Kathleen Panepinto,


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Annual Luncheon is Coming Up in June

PR CONTACT:    Patricia Dygulski


June 2015- – The Navesink Garden Club will install the new slate of officers at their Annual Meeting on June 16, 2015.  The two year term for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary will be installed on that day by Susan O’Donnell the incoming president of The Garden Club of New Jersey.
Marina Kerber will be President; Pam Marhan will be Vice-President; Bernadette Kelly will be Treasurer; Joanne Mallon will be Recording Secretary; Judy Alberse will be Corresonding Secretary and the Directors will be Irene Saputo and Gotti Kelley.
Leif Pettersen, the recipient of the  $1,000 Navesink Garden Club/Mary Cain Scholarship Award has been invited to the meeting.  Leif is an Environmental Science major at Brookdale Community College who lives in Monmouth County and  plans to become a state or county Park Manager.
Irene Saputo (president of the Navesink Garden Club) and Jo McKeon-Hutton, (Awards Chairperson of  NGC)  attended  the Brookdale Scholarship Recognition Ceremony, which was held at Brookdale on March 25, 2015.  It was there that  they had the opportunity to meet Leif.
The Navesink GC has awarded scholarships for many years to students of horticulture/agriculture and is able to do so thanks to the generosity of many members and the fund raising activities of the club.  In 2009  the family of  Mary Cain donated funds toward a scholarship which we then named  “The Mary Cain Scholarship Award”.  Mary  was a member of our club from 1977 to 2008.  She was a Gardening Consultant, Central Atlantic Region Garden Therapy Chairman and Garden Club of New Jersey Director at Large.  She loved  gardening and the club throughout her life.
The Navesink Garden Club is inviting people interested in horticulture and design to join the club.  You can come meet everyone and learn what other interesting projects the club will be doing.  Come to one or more of our  monthly meetings.   The meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at The Atrium located at 40 Riverside Avenue  in Red Bank, NJ in September, October, November, January, March, April and May from 11:00am till 2:00pm.
The Navesink GC is a member of The Garden Club of New Jersey, Inc. and the Central Atlantic Region of National Garden Clubs, Inc.  Members come from Colts Neck, Marlboro, Holmdel, Middletown, Fair Haven, Red Bank, Little Silver, Leonardo, Manalapan, Atlantic Highlands, Highlands, Eatontown, Brick, Tinton Falls, Brielle, Elberon, Hazlet, Long Branch, Neptune, Lincroft, Rumson, Navesink and Shrewsbury in New Jersey, and New York City, New York.  For more information about the Navesink Garden Club and programs, contact the Membership Chair, Judy Alberse, Visit the  website for the Navesink Garden Club at

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Pics of our Museum Trip

A group of us went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to view some special Van Gogh paintings, and to see a demonstration by its head designer. Wow!



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Fundraiser for Navesink Garden Club Looks Like Fun!

Info on our Scholarship Fundraiser
“A Luncheon with Artful Designs”
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
The Deal Country Club
Guest Speaker Sandra Nielsen will
create Artistic Floral Designs
which will then be raffled off.
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Change in Location for our Plant Exchange

Please note that the Spring Plant Exchange is at the home of B.J. The address is in your yearbook.

Also, be sure to let Ronnie Joy know of any changes/errors in your information in the yearbook as well.

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Dates and Events for Earth Day

Happy Earth Day!  And many more.. :)


Upcoming Sustainability Events

1. April 25-26 Spring Renewal fair with Dan Farella, Diane Burke, Andrea Fagan, Nicole Wines et al – Rumson
2. April 26 Mapping community resources and digital media activism talk with Rachel Dawn Davis – Lincroft
3. April 29 Long Branch Community Garden party (and ongoing) – with Lisa Bagwell
4. May 31 Symphony of Soil film screening, Lincroft
5. TBA Seed saving workshops with Wendy Weiner
Spring Renewal Fair
Sat April 25th and Sunday April 26th
First Presbyterian Church of Rumson, NJ (across from Crazees, located at 4 East River Road)

Join us as we celebrate healthy bodies, healthy mind, and a healthy earth – learn about gardening, permaculture, bee keeping, herbs, greens, organic foods, wild edibles, foraging, home made body products, microbe systems, aromatherapy, and clean eating!

All events are free to the public. Free-will donations are welcome.

Please RSVP for the dinner for Sat evening by calling the church at 732.842.0429.


1:00 Hands On Plant Based Cooking with Andreea Fegan of “Little Bites Of Joy”:

Join us in the Kitchen!

2:30 “From Culture to EcoCulture: Hands-on Gardening Presentation with Raices Cultural Center

3:30 Wild Foraging with Dan Farella of “Return To Nature”

4:30 “Effortless Body & Mind” with Nate Fegan

5:30 Aromatherapy with Laraine Schigotzki of “To Your Health Holistic Wellness”

6:30 Plant-Based Supper and Free Movie Showing of “Dirt” (Please RSVP by calling



9:45 Presbyterian Church of Rumson Worship Service

11:00 Coffee Hour with Green Smoothie Stations

12:00 Organic Garden Tour with Rosanne Rosanne Canore Monroe

1:00 “Clean Eating” with Andreea Fegan of “Little Bites Of Joy”

1:30 Partner Massage with Ivone Maria Ventura (Bring partners, friends, children, family!)

2:15 “Introduction to Treatment Free Beekeeping” with Paul Walters

3:15 Yoga with Diane Kirby Burke

4:15 “Healthy in a Hurry” with Abby Cahn Anton of “Super Simple Super Foods”

5:15 “Emerging Spirituality” with Reverend John Monroe


Climate Mama: Maternal Instinct in the Digital Age

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Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 9:00am

1475 West Front St., Lincroft

Unitarian Meetinghouse (

Rachel Dawn Davis, Sustainability Strategist

Our planet is at a crossroads. Younger mothers are increasingly arming themselves with independently funded facts and figures which inform consumption behavior decisions. Providing we seize the opportunity to engage in resource mapping locally en masse, telling our stories through technological tools will yield organized, strong, resilient communities.


Community Garden Work Party

Tues. April 29th (and every Tuesday for the season)

12-4 pm Drop In 

Drop by to help out the Long Branch Community Garden (one of three) at Liberty and Union Streets, Long Branch (one block north of Broadway on Liberty). 

Lisa Bagwell, gardener-in-residence, is leading the work.  Bring tools if you have them, but if not, they will be provided. Email Lisa,, for more info.


Film: Symphony of Soil
Sunday, May 31 6 pm
1475 West Front Street, Lincroft
Unitarian meetinghouse (
Symphony of Soil is a film that cultivates appreciation of this immensely complex and dynamic resource, revealing the many relationships between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals. It also examines the human relationship to soil, and its use and misuse in agriculture, deforestation, and development, as well.
Along with seed saving, this is about our real paths to the future. Discussion afterwards.
The Monmouth County Master Gardeners will have literature available regarding soil testing, etc. Email or call 732-284-6312 for more info.
TBA  Seed Saving Workshops with Wendy Weiner, aka the Front Yard Farmer.  Please email for more info or to schedule a workshop at your local library, school, place of worship, etc.
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