Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Got Milk? Stratford Historical Society Garden Club


Got Milk? (Milk jugs, that is)
Wintersowing! Gardening in January Workshop
Saturday, January 20, 2024 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Stratford Historical Society, 967 Academy Hill Road

Our Garden Club is hosting a winter planting workshop on Saturday, January 20th and we are collecting milk jugs for the workshop.

The milk jugs should be:

  • CLEAN!Please wash them out before you donate them.
  • Not the solid white Hood jugs—light should pass through them.
  • Gallon-sized.
  • Without a lid.
  • Distilled water jugs too! CPAP users know what we are talking about!
  • Please bring them to the Museum by Thursday, January 18. If you are having trouble getting them here, let us know.
  • We can’t have too many! Besides the workshop, we are starting many seeds for our garden and a spring plant sale.

Who says you can’t garden in the middle of winter!?! Help us get the garden season started by planting in milk jugs, while learning about native plants, gardening terms, and keys to success. Sow some for us, and some for you to take home!

One participant will win a door prize of a “meadow mix” of flower seeds, including seven different species of ecotypes: black-eyed Susan, foxglove beardtongue, broadleaf mountain mint, NY ironweed, showy goldenrod, yarrow, and New England aster. (A $30.00 value!) Participants will also be entered into a drawing for a rain barrel.

Our garden club is based out of Stratford’s Judson House Historic Gardens, and our membership includes gardeners of all levels and interests, from amateur gardeners to those who have received Master Gardener status—a very welcoming group of people from all walks of life – united by our love of gardening.

Our purpose is to share our passion for gardening with each other and our community. We garden, learn, socialize, and have fun together. Gardens bring people together. What better place than in the sunshine, outdoors, in the fresh air with a whole club of new friends bound together by their love of gardening?

If you are an excellent gardener — You’ll love meeting other experts and sharing your knowledge with like-minded members. Participate or spearhead activities devoted to conservation, floral design, plant propagation, or senior and youth gardening.

If you are an awful gardener — Come learn how to not kill every plant! We will be hosting horticultural workshops in our gardens for our members at all levels of expertise. We also plan to host a dynamic speaker program for members at our monthly meetings.

Our plans are to mandate for education, conservation, preservation and beautification. While the Club’s activities may shift over time, reflecting the current interests of its members, the love our members share with their love for gardening, and our town will remain the emphasis of the Club.

Sign-up for more information, and be sure to visit and follow our Facebook page for updates on what’s happening with our club.



To register for the Wintersowing Workshop go to:



Class size is limited. Pre-registration required. Register by Friday, January 19th.
Members $8, Non-members $10
Light refreshments and all materials are included.         


  1. Gardening like food brings us all together. I am so proud of Kevin Moore for the enthusiasm he brings to our Stratford Historical Society and for these programs that benefit the Town of Stratford.


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