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Check out our 2015 Calendar of events!

Takoma Horticultural Club presents
Summer Potluck for Members Only

Sunday, September 20, 4 – 7:00 pm
In the Garden of Barbara Karpas

As the nights begin to cool down, our thoughts turn to . . . . our Summer Potluck Picnic, of course! This year our picnic dinner will be held at the home and garden of Barbara Karpas, who also hosted our After Parade Cookout on July 4th. It will be held rain or shine, since there is plenty of room inside and under cover. The date is Sunday, September 20, from 4 to 7:00 pm. The club supplies chicken and beverages, but wine & beer are welcome contributions. Bring an appetizer, main dish, salad, side dish or dessert. Keep in mind that many of our members are vegetarians.

We recommend you bring the following: your delicious potluck dish (with list of ingredients or recipe), mosquito deterrent of choice, hat, name tag, and folding chair (if possible). We may need a few more chairs, depending on how many RSVP.

Just as in past years, we will have a Garden Exchange. Bring anything “garden” – plants, tools, books, garden ornaments, fancy clean pots, etc. This is a great way to re-gift, recycle & reduce all those garden items you have been accumulating in your house, shed & garage! No obligation, but if you bring something, you take something! Since you must be a club member with your 2015 dues paid, check your membership status (cagalati@rcn.com) before the Potluck, but you are welcome to join or renew at the Potluck. You can download a membership form right here on our website: (2015 membership form) and bring it with a check made out to “THC” for $12. Cash (exact change) will also work. We will not have change.

Please RSVP (cagalati@rcn.com) so we know how much chicken to buy and what food you are bringing to share. Let me know if you have any questions. Partners and invited guests are welcome! But we really do need you to RSVP. Hope to see you there – especially some of our newest members. You are in for some real treats, both gastronomical and visual!!

On-street parking is allowed on Sunday without a permit, but it is limited. Parking details and directions will be posted later.

Save the Date: October 18
Fall Plant Exchange

Pot up your plants now! Our popular Fall Plant Exchange will be held at Heffner Community Center in Takoma Park, probably about 1 to 3:00. Look for details to be posted on our website and Listserv after our Potluck on September 20.

The Takoma Horticultural Club (THC) welcomes gardeners from Takoma Park and surrounding areas, including DC, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and beyond. Our members love gardening, have very diverse interests and gardening experience, and enjoy many activities throughout the year. Our THC Calendar of Events includes lectures, two plant exchanges, two potluck dinners, an Open Garden series, workshops, lectures, special garden-related trips. Although many of our events are open to the public, more than half are for members only. And for $12, you can’t go wrong! Join us and increase your gardening pleasure!

The THC email list is open to all and is used to exchange information about gardening. You do not have to belong to the club to join in our email conversation! To join, simply follow the instructions.

For questions about the functioning of the website, please contact our webmaster at: webmaster@takomahort.org