Garden Club

Garden Club




 St. Michael Garden Club was organized on October 6, 1955 with 25 charter members.  Currently there are 34 active members and 4 associate members. This year will mark the club’s 61st year.

Besides monthly educational meetings, field trips & special events, current community outreach projects include preparing bouquets for Meals on Wheels participants and providing a workshop with fresh flowers for Coleman Center Senior Day Care participants.  The club also provides landscaping for a Habitat for Humanity home each year.  The largest ongoing project to date is the planting of memorial geraniums on the parish grounds each summer for the benefit of parishioners who wish to honor deceased and living friends and family.

The club was proud to join with the parish bridge groups to commission a sculpture of St. Francis which now graces the labyrinth garden area outside the gathering space.

Meetings, which include lunch, are usually held in the new Helman Community Room beneath the Bell Tower at 9:45 AM on the 2nd Thursday of each month, except Jan. July and Aug.  Club membership connects members with the Canton Garden Center and many regional & national groups which support gardening and conservation.

JOIN US!  New members are always welcome!  It is not necessary to be a member of St. Michael Parish to belong.  Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in the purpose of the club and pays the annual dues of $15.00.  For more information or to sample a meeting call one of the following officers to make a reservation.

 2016-17 Officers

President      Betsy Farey                    330-492-6226

Vice Pres      Martha Rodik                330-966-2118

Rec. Secy.     Jeanne Blaes                  330-526-8665

Corr. Secy.    Myna Stavrou               330-499-0932

Treasurer      Carol Oberlin                  330-499-6512

Advisor        Judy Foust                     330-497-9662   

Volunteer Opportunities
St. Michael's Parish
Planting and care of geraniums and Nature Preserve on parish grounds
Providing floral arrangements for parish special events
Parish Outreach Therapy
Canton Garden Center
Planting and care of Garden of Five Senses
Helping with Children's Garden programs
Participation in special events/Flower Show competition
Local, State and National Garden Clubs
Participation in special events/flower show competition
Financial support of causes relating to Garden Club objectives
Conservation Pledge

I pledge to protect and conserve the natural resources of America.  I promise to educate future generations so they may become caretakers of our water, air, land and wildlife.
                                                                                               ~ Tom Taylor, Ft. Wayne, IN


   Flower Lovers, Unite! 


Begun in 1955 our organization is open to anyone with a love of gardening and a desire to exchange ideas to promote and encourage beautification and conservation of trees, flowers, shrubs and birds; and to beautify the buildings and grounds of St. Michael’s parish.

2016 Events

June 9, 2016                       9:45 AM

“The Language of Flowers”

Carroll Rippel


July 14 – No Meeting This Month  -  Enjoy the Tour of Gardens July 15, 16, 17

August, 2016    -  No Meeting This Month – Enjoy Your Own Gardens!

September 8, 2016

Field Trip to the Wilderness Center

Meet by Bell Tower at 9:45 AM to car pool together

“Ohio Butterflies – How to Identify and Attract Them

Lynda Price of the Wilderness Center staff will present a power point program in the Buckeye Room there and then we will enjoy a picnic in one of the outdoor pavilions


 October 13, 2016                             9:45 AM

“Pumpkin Magic”

Rebecca Day, will present a workshop on creating a decorative pumpkin by covering a roll of tissue w/ fabric strips and natural materials.  Cost - $6 per person.  Bring glue guns.


November 10, 2016                         9:45 AM

“Holly Pine Lane Tree Ornaments”

Martha Rodik and her committee will help us create ornaments for our annual Christmas tree to be displayed at the Canton Garden Center’s “Holly Pine Lane” later this month


December 8, 2016                            11:30 AM

“Annual Christmas Luncheon”

Place:  La Pizzeria

Favors:  Donna Rose

We have reserved the private Purple Room once again for our annual holiday luncheon and installation of officers.  Bring a white elephant gift if you want to participate in our gift exchange.

---------------------------------------------January, 2017 - No Meeting This Month – It’s Snowing!

February 9, 2017                               9:45 AM

“Diana’s Delectable Chocolates”

Diana Kindler will give us a history of chocolate and demonstrate “Art in Chocolate”