Public Meetings & Education
Cohasset Garden Club endeavors to seek out dynamic speakers who stretch our knowledge and challenge us all with innovative new concepts and information pertinent to our mission.
Cohasset Garden Club holds eight general membership meetings between March and October.
Our Annual Public Meeting always includes a Conservation speaker. This year it will be Diane Lewis, founder of The Great Healthy Yard Project, who will speak about the serious health dangers posed by the use on our lawns of synthetic pesticides, weed killers and chemical fertilizers to drinking water and habitats for native plants and wildlife. She will discuss alternative ways to take care of our lawns without the use of harmful chemicals. Please refer to the announcement box on this page for full details including date and time.
Examples of past Conservation speakers have included: Theo Koboski from the Ocean Conservancy, speaking about climate change and the effects on the ocean and David Pendergast from Agora Greens, who spoke about growing “leafy greens” inside a recycled 40’ shipping container that has been retro fitted into a high production and high technology growing machine; and Paul Tukey of Safe Lawns whose mission is to create a broad-based coalition of not-for-profit and for-profit organizations committed to educating society about the benefits of environmentally responsible lawn care and gardening, with the goal of effecting a quantum change in consumer and industry behavior.