Garden club to focus on floral design

The Garden Club of New Milford will hold its next program, focusing on floral arrangement for the table, March 11 at 1 p.m.

Club members/designers Barbara Clark, Pat Hurley, Sally Milligan and Ellen Seidman will create and narrate their work using supermarket cut flowers at the railroad station on Railroad Street.

Milligan recently received an honorable mention award at the Connecticut Federated Flower and Garden Show.

Also on the March Garden Club program will be guest speaker Joe Listro, the farm manager-educator at Sullivan Farm in New Milford, who will provide an overview of the work of Sullivan Farm.

The intent is to begin a discussion on an association between the Garden Club and the farm.

Sullivan Farm grows vegetables on three acres, inspires youth interns, donates over 1,100 pounds of produce to New Milford food pantries, teaches over 800 elementary age students about local food and farms and offers public workshops on how to take part in the local food system.

The farm is known for selling local, healthy fruits and vegetables at the New Milford Farmers' Market and its popular Route 202 farm stand.

A Connecticut native, Listro has an impressive work history on nonprofit farms, building organic farming education programs for high school students, and work as an AmeriCorps volunteer, an incubator farmer and educator.

For information about the club, including membership, contact Betty Kraus at 860-355-2863 or at