The Hudson Garden Club announced its April 20 general meeting will feature the presentation of the Club's Genevieve Jyurovat Scholarship winners and Cuyahoga County Master Gardener speaker Christine Howell Harris and her program "Vegetable Gardening: All You Need to Know."
The Genevieve Jyurovat Scholarship was created by the Hudson Garden Club for the student who plans to study horticulture or related subjects in the environmental sciences at a recognized center, school or college.
Harris will cover the process of how to grow a vegetable garden from scratch, from start to finish. While aimed at helping the beginner, Harris will have many tips for the more experienced gardener. For those interested in growing vegetables but concerned about space, container gardening will also be discussed. The speaker will have easy-to-grow variety recommendations to share with the group.
Gardening since childhood, she lives on over an acre where she tends to her vegetable gardens, flowers and fruit trees. Vegetable gardening, especially winter gardening, is her area of expertise.
Harris achieved the Master Gardener distinction in 2004. Her involvement in the organization includes the Community Gardening Committee as a mentor for new urban gardeners. An educational speaker for the Tri-C Encore Program, she has developed several programs for gardening clubs and organizations.
She was awarded the Ohio Master Gardener Volunteer of the Year for 2011.
The April 20 meeting will be at Laurel Lake, 200 Laurel Lake Drive, with social time at 6:45 p.m. and the meeting starting at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in attending the program is welcome to attend as the meeting is open to the public. Please call Bronwyn Pierson at 330-612-4879 with any questions about the evening. As a reminder, the HGC follows the Hudson school district's severe weather cancelation for our general meetings.