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.

 2017-18 Officers

President      Martha Rodik                 330-966-2118

Vice Pres.      Kathy Bruhn                 330-478-0642

Rec. Secy.     Edie Rybkoski               330-494-0235

Corr. Secy.    Myna Stavrou               330-499-0932

Treasurer      Eleanor Wingert            330-453-6225

Advisor        Betsy Farey 

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.Jun

2017 Events


All meetings are held in the Helman Community Room at 10:00am unless noted otherwise

September 14, 2017~ TOUR DIANE'S RAILROAD GARDEN - Member Diane Applegate will provide a guided tour of her garden, which has a model train running through it.  Picnic lunch is provided.  Meet at St. Michael's Bell Tower to car pool at 9:45am.

October 12, 2017 ~ PUMPKIN MAGIC - MAKE YOUR OWN - Speaker Rebecca Day, Master Gardener, will teach us to make a fabric pumpkin to take home.  Bring glue guns!  $5 charge for materials.

November 9, 2017~ HOLLY PINE LANE TREE ORNAMENTS - Members Martha Rodik and Debbie McCoy will help us create ornaments for our annual Christmas tree to be displayed at the Canton Garden Center's Holy Pine Lane" in late November.

December 14, 2017 ~ ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON - We have reserved the Purple Room at La Pizzeria for our annual luncheon & installation of officers.  Bring a white elephant gift for our gift exchange.  Punch is at 11:30am.

January 2018 ~ NO MEETING THIS MONTH!!

February 8, 2018 ~ ALL ABOUT BIRDS - (FIELD TRIP) - Rob Symes of the Wildlife Garden will present an informative seminar on feeding birds and an explaination of what seeds attract what type of birds.  Bring your questions!  Brunch is served.  Meet at St. Michael's Bell Tower at 9:45am to car pool.